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Posted 11/5/14 , edited 5/9/15
Does anyone else really like his books?

I'd say my favorite so far is the Wind Up Bird Chronicles.
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Posted 11/6/14
I have all of his books, but I've only gotten around to read "What I Talk About When I talk About Running". I really liked that one though.
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Posted 12/16/14 , edited 12/20/14
The book (and only book) I've recently read is "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage". Not overly fond of open endings, but based on this book alone, I can say i like his writing style.
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Posted 12/19/14
I've only read like, two of his books (Norwegian Wood and Blind Willow Sleeping Woman), but I came to really like his style of writing. They kind of open my mind to things I've never really thought about, or take for granted for.

Heard that 1Q84 is a masterpiece but I've yet to read that x_x
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Posted 3/14/15
I just posted about 1Q84 in my last post on this forum.. It really is a masterpiece. It is quite a read.. I remember picking it up from the school bookstore and not putting it down until about 12 hours later... Seriously a very good book..Wind Up was also very good. As of right now 1Q84 is in my top 3 books of all time tho, so check it out.
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Posted 3/14/15
I like his books, my favorite so far is also The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, haven't read 1Q84 yet though. It's interesting as well how some of the plots remind me of an eroge or light novel plot, particularly stuff like Norwegian Wood and After Dark.
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Posted 3/17/15 , edited 3/17/15
Absolutely love his writing. I have in my collection every single work of his that has been translated into English. So I've read it all, basically, including Colorless Tsukuri Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

My favorites are: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Kafka on the Shore, Norwegian Wood, IQ84, and the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. That's nearly half his books but it's super hard to just choose one or two.
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Posted 3/20/15 , edited 4/24/15
I've read Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore and 1Q84.

Well, I've nearly finished 1Q84. I've got the smallest bit left.

I found Norwegian Wood underwhelming and I'm currently feeling very conflicted about my opinion towards 1Q84, I'm honestly not sure how to feel about it as a literary piece.
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Posted 3/20/15

kokorowohiraite wrote:

I've read Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore and 1Q84.

Well, I've nearly finished 1Q84. I've got the smallest bit left.

I found Norwegian Wood underwhelming and I'm currently feeling very conflicted about my opinion towards 1Q84, I'm honestly not sure how to feel about it as a literary piece.


Try Wind Up Bird.
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Posted 4/3/15 , edited 6/23/15
I've only read Kafka on the Shore but I loved it
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Posted 4/5/15
I've only read Norwegian Wood, but I really enjoyed it and am planning to read more of his books in the future.
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Posted 4/22/15
Norwegian Woods pretty good.
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Posted 4/24/15
I just finishedd Wind Up Bird, and i am currently reading Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. I have also read Dance Dance Dance, and Sputnik Sweetheart. Sputnik Sweetheart is my favorite so far as it is a romantic story, for the most part.
What do you guys think of the recurring themes present in his novels? So far i have noticed that his stories often feature people or animals going missing, dark hotel hallways, and spending lots of time alone listening to classical music. He is my favorite writer curently, having recently surpassed the late, great, Kurt Vonnegut.
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Posted 5/13/15
I re-started reading IQ84 since I got distracted months ago but I really want to read Norwegian Wood and After Dark
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Posted 6/5/15

sputnikmonk wrote:

What do you guys think of the recurring themes present in his novels? So far i have noticed that his stories often feature people or animals going missing, dark hotel hallways, and spending lots of time alone listening to classical music. He is my favorite writer curently, having recently surpassed the late, great, Kurt Vonnegut.


parallel/alternate dimensions, solitude, cats, whiskey, jazz and classical music, weird love story, surrealism
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