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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Haruki Murakami
2014 (English translation)

This is the third Murakami novel that I’ve read, and it may say more about me than him that this book, the one that the critics like least, is the one that I like best.

I didn’t care much for 1Q84. I thought that its central “love” story was too slight and too conventional.

On the other hand, I really enjoyed Kafka on the Shore, which successfully combined surreal fantasy with a deep understanding of human character.

Colorless has much less surrealism, much less fantasy, but an even deeper investigation of character. Continue reading

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