Kafka On The Shore

Kafka On The Shore (English, Paperback, Haruki Murakami)

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Kafka On The Shore  (English, Paperback, Haruki Murakami)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Random House
    • ISBN: 9780099494096, 0099494094
    • Edition: 1, 2005
    • Pages: 624
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    Description

    Kafka On The Shore depicts a magnificent tale of a teenage boy and an old man and their journey, where their destinies get intertwined eventually.

    Summary Of The Book

    The book, Kafka On The Shore, begins with a teenage boy Kafka, who was abandoned by his mother and sister at the age of three. His father is a rich sculptor working in Tokyo who tells Kafka about the Oedipal prediction. To escape this bad omen, Kafka runs away from home in search of his mother and sister.

    The other main lead is an old and pleasant man Nakata, who is unable to read or write due to a weird accident in his childhood. But, he attains a special power to converse with all types of cats. He is particularly fond of a Siamese cat with efficient articulation.

    On the other side, Kafka reaches a village and starts working in a library where Miss Saeki and Oshima work together. Miss Saeki is a reserved lady, while Oshima is a gay figure. Oshima guides Kafka.

    After a series of thrilling events, Kafka comes to know about a remorseless murder. On the other hand, Nakata ends up hitching a ride with a truck driver, while searching for a missing cat.

    Kafka and Nakata never confront each other, but their fates are destined to converge inexplicably.

    An adventure, Kafka On The Shore has been written by the Japanese writer Haruki Murakami and was published in the year 2005. An esoteric story containing themes of magic, paranormal occurrences, suspense, and danger, it keeps its readers fully engrossed.
    The book was very popular among fantasy lovers. The Japanese novel was later translated into English, bagging one award to its credit.

    About Haruki Murakami

    Haruki Murakami is one of the most famous writers and profound thinkers in Japan. He is the winner of many international awards.

    He has written books such as Norwegian Wood, After Dark, Sputnik Sweetheart, Bird As Prophet, Dance Dance Dance, South Of The Border, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, The Bird-Catcher, and A Wild Sheep Chase. He has also written many short stories. His essays are Underground, Portrait In Jazz, and Rain, Burning Sun. His books have been translated to more than 40 languages. Many film adaptations have been made based on his books.

    The writing style is very contemplative and surreal, with detailed characterization. The text is streaming and engrossing.

    Murakami was born in Kyoto, Japan. He was deeply influenced by western writers when he was a child. In Tokyo, he completed his graduation in Drama from Waseda University. He had also worked as a translator of many books. He currently resides in Tokyo. His work stands differently from traditional Japanese literature.

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    Book Details
    Imprint
    • Vintage
    Publication Year
    • 2005
    Awards
    • world Fantasy Award winner
    Award Year
    • 2006
    Contributors
    Author Info
    • Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo.
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 1.46 Inches (US)
    Height
    • 7.01 Inches (US)
    Depth
    • 2 inch
    Weight
    • 327.0 Grams
    Ratings and Reviews
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    Utterly Disappointed

    Flipkart is useless now , as there sellers are selling copyright products, this is the 2nd time i recieved fake copyright book kafka on the shore, they are misleading customers in the name of we sell original things here , no its Wrong , they continously just cheating , they ain't sell Genniue Products, be aware Flipkart is juat a brand name now, this is second time im returning my product back , im going to make complaint with the author, publisher of the book .
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    Musaib ahmad Hafiz

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    In dreams begin responsibilities...

    intermingling stories earlier held apart have some lose strings. Murakami masters the art to join the lose ends so craftily like an artist trying to bring out shades of sun in his palette. A thorough experience of fantasy and relationships, truly Murakami is a classy story teller.
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    Dhaval Joshi

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    Profound, deep and meaningful

    The story revolves around Kafka, a 15 year old run away with a convoluted past and a predicted "fate" which he wishes to avoid.

    Nakata is a man who can't read but can strangely talk to cats and despite his uncanny character is strangely kind and nice. The subtlety with which an uneducated person such as himself can at times deliver the most profound thoughts and ideas reminds us of the same thing that we felt while watching Forrest Gump.

    The adventures of the boy Kafka and his adventures as...
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    Aritra Chaudhuri

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    Unsatisfactory

    Pirated copy!!!! The Worst print and binding quality.
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    Prakhar Shukla

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    30 Sep, 2017

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    Did not meet expectations

    I got a copy from Wonderbookhouse, Ghaziabad and the quality of book is bad.
    The print doesn't seem authentic. Some pages are hazy , other are not properly aligned . Kills the purpose and feel of still reading a paper copy rather then eBook.
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    keshav singhal

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    22 May, 2017

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    Simply awesome

    Delivered on time and nice quality book and paper. Was waiting long to read this masterpiece and finally!!! Thanks for this good product.
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    Richy Ks

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    13 Sep, 2018

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    Worst experience ever!

    The book is of low quality..... The papers are very corse and the print is a little crooked
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    Apphia Limbu

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    16 Sep, 2017

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    Mesmerizing and Haunting !

    Kafka on the Shore - A sensational journey into the mesmerizing realm of forbidden love and fantastic concepts which is both haunting and enlightening.
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    Saumyajit Kanungo

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    6 Sep, 2011

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    Worth the money

    Absolutely brilliant. No neet to give an elaborated review on the content. Lets talk about the packaging, which could have been better. Tape was wrapped on the book directly. While unboxing, the bookmark was torn . The book is quite small in dimensions (size of my palm) but it doesn't matter, bcz printing is easily readable. I should mention that its not a pirated copy though.
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    Kaustav Kanjilal

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    6 Aug, 2018

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    Decent product

    A wonderful parallel journey of two of the lead characters that converges at a point.. A must read for all young adults who are yet to sort out a path in life.. It's more of an amalgamation of fantasy with philosophy drawn out at a breath taking Japanese back drop.. but at times it gets really slow paced and boring as until the very end the plot line is somewhat hazy and at the end that all the pieces fall together.. over all a good one time read.
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:how many pages are in the book?
    A:505 pages. Won't matter once you start reading it.
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    Q:is it good for teenagers?
    A:Teenagers age about 17,18 or 19 can find it interesting but for age group below 17 I suppose it is not well suited.
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    Q:Is bookmark is added with book
    A:not very often.
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    Q:what kind of paper is used, yellow or white? is the book heavy?
    A:615 pages
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