The 5 Best Haruki Murakami Book

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Haruki Murakami (村上 春樹 Murakami Haruki, born January 12, 1949) is a Japanese writer. His books & stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages & selling millions of copies outside his native country. The critical acclaim for his fiction & non-fiction has led to numerous awards, in Japan & internationally, including the World Fantasy Award (2006) & the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award (2006).

 

#1 Norwegian Wood
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His 1987 novel about a nostalgic story of loss & burgeoning sexuality. It is told from the first-person perspective of Toru Watanabe, who looks back on his days as a college student living in Tokyo. Through Watanabe’s reminiscences we see him develop relationships with 2 very different women — the gorgeous yet emotionally troubled Naoko, & the outgoing, lively Midori.

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#2 A Wild Sheep Chase
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His third novel and was First published in Japan in 1982, it was translated into English in 1989. It is an independent sequel to Pinball, 1973, & the third book in the so-called “Trilogy of the Rat”.

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#3 Kafka on the Shore
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His 2002 novel about a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy; & an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction & now is drawn toward Kafka.

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#4 Afterdark
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His 2004 novel which is set in metropolitan Tokyo over the course of one night, characters include Mari Asai, a 19-year-old student, who is spending the night reading in a Denny’s. There she meets Takahashi Tetsuya, a trombone-playing student who loves Curtis Fuller’s “Five Spot After Dark” song on Blues-ette; Takahashi knows Mari’s sister Eri, who he was once interested in, & insists that the group of them have hung out before. Meanwhile, Eri is in a deep sleep next to a television and seems to be haunted by a menacing figure.

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#5 1Q84
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A dystopian novel written by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. The novel quickly became a sensation, with its first printing selling out the day it was released, & reaching sales of one million within a month. The English-language edition of all three volumes, with the first two volumes translated by Jay Rubin & the third by Philip Gabriel, was released in North America & the United Kingdom on October 25, 2011.

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