Kafka on the Shore – Book Review

I finished Kafka on the Shore yesterday… but it was not my favorite. It might be a matter of having expectations too high, but I was disappointed. There were certainly elements of the story that I absolutely loved: an old man who can speak with cats, a truck driver who becomes a reluctant disciple, a boy who finds a secret portal to another world deep in the woods. There were however, several parts of the story that I didn’t care for: some points of the story that did not have an apparent purpose, a few characters that I didn’t care for, but mostly the strange, confusing sexual encounters throughout the book.
I would suggest that you to read Haruki Murakami, just don’t start with this one.

Misery – Stephen King

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A writer is rescued by one of his fans, but he quickly realizes that he would rather be dead than in the care of Annie Wilkes.

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Misery: A Novel

 

 

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No Country For Old Men – Cormac McCarthy

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No Country For Old Men – Cormac McCarthy

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A man discovers a large amount of cash after stumbling upon a drug deal that went bad. He is then pursued relentlessly by a mercenary determined to recover the money, leaving a trail of destruction and blood in their path along the border towns of Southern Texas and Mexico.

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No Country for Old Men (Vintage International)

 

 

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Three Weeks With My Brother – Nicholas Sparks

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Three Weeks With My Brother – Nicholas Sparks

This book took me completely by surprise. Sparks tells the story of his childhood and the long road to success as a novelist, intermingled with an exciting but emotional trip throughout Southeast Asia with his brother.

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Three Weeks with My Brother
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The Shining – Stephen King

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The Shining – Stephen King

If you are looking for a haunting, creepy read that isn’t overboard with gore you can’t do any better than The Shining by Stephen King. A great read any time of year, but try reading it in the winter and you will feel your walls closing in around you.

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The Shining

 

 

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The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

 

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This copy of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is the hardcover editions and in PERFECT condition.  If you are interested in purchasing it, send me a message on Instagram – @italicbookmarks. I only have one copy so the first one to message me will get it.

$9 including shipping (cover price $20; Amazon listing $13.25)

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