Kafka on the Shore is a strange book, even by Murakami standards. This is my second reading but sadly I don’t remember what I thought about it the fist time I read it 12 years ago because back then I didn’t take notes or write reviews. All I know is that I thought it was a four-star book. Haruki Murakami has been one of my favorite writers ever since I “discovered” him almost 17 years ago. I read a review of The Elephant Vanishes in a literary magazine and immediately knew I had to read his books. I didn’t find […]
Hoo boy. There is a LOT going on in this one. It’s Paris, World War II. The Nazis are trying their best to occupy the city, but it’s a little difficult, because some mystical bomb went off in a café, and now there are creatures (manifestations, or ‘manifs’) from Surrealist paintings and poems walking around the city, casually eating or dismembering Parisians and Nazis alike. Tables with wolf heads, puddles in the street with carnivorous plants living in them, giant stone statues walking around bashing things in, and incomprehensible ‘exquisite corpses.’ If that wasn’t weird enough, the Nazis have opened […]
I’m a huge Muppets fan. My parents were too, so they started my brother and I young. So I was shocked the other day when I was at the library browsing the graphic novels section when I ran across Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl’s Tale of Sand. Before you get too excited, they actually didn’t create the graphic novel. They created a screenplay way back in the day that never got made. So the Henson company decided to release it in the graphic novel format. After reading it, I think this was a wise choice. Just browsing through the art […]
The court doesn’t want anything from you. It accepts you when you come and it lets you go when you leave.