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From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore: A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, “a masterly novel” (The New York Times Book Review) blending the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man’s hopeless and heroic first love. Toru, a serious young c

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Author Haruki Murakami

Pages 304

Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Published Date 2010-08-11

ISBN 0307762718 9780307762719


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12raves13birds shared a tip "A++ on the melancholy"

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whatever_lol shared a tip "The most beautifully written slice of life book. It sad, raw but overall positively moving."

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john_forell shared a tip "Lovely, short read. Classic Murakami"

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chris_wan shared a tip "It has been a while since I read it but I would say the part where Toru goes to vist Naoko in the sanatorium"

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jonathan_ryan shared a tip "A very simple story but a good read"

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ariana_neal_9271 shared a tip "So slow yet so beautifully written."

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carloss shared a tip "My favorite melancholy story, depressing but exciting enough to keep you going"

sophiamodica shared a tip "Probably my favorite book I’ve read in 2021… still thinking about it months later"

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isabelb shared a tip "The book is kind of long but the characters and their experiences are so interesting. I loved this book!"

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richard_haney shared a tip "Murakami makes the lives of ordinary people sing. He is a true artist."

isabel_904 shared a tip "Surrealism"

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marisol_lopez_8802 shared a tip "Kafka on the Shore and The Institute, hbu?"

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onlyzuul shared a tip "Beautiful and heartbreaking. I read this such a long time ago, but it has stayed with me."

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dominic_agosto_7571 shared a tip "This was a nice book, I could recommend it to anyone that is mature to take on the sex scenes in this novel."

breanna_nikirk shared a tip "There was an uncomfortable pedophilic sex scene in the book. Otherwise, I had no problems with the book."

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killen_vincent shared a tip "Damn."

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dominique_bobbio shared a tip "Gross misogyny"

maria_espinosa_5168 shared a tip "Very good"

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j_voll shared a tip "My absolute favorite book. It leaves an emotional ache that people can connect with. I love it so much."

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