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Books! Haruki Murakami

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hey guys!

Hoping some of you will be able to help me :)

So I LOVE the book Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami... and I was thinking of putting another of his books on my birthday list :D Just wondering if any of you guys have read any? Atm I might just put "any", but thought it was worth seeing if you had any recommendations :)

Thanks

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm sure Ms. Panda will be along shortly to help.

    I have heard that The Windup Bird Chronicles is an excellent book.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    piccolo wrote: »
    I'm sure Ms. Panda will be along shortly to help.

    I have heard that The Windup Bird Chronicles is an excellent book.

    You know me so well ;).

    1Q84 is excellent. That's all I've read so far but Japanese stuff is kinda my bag at the mo.

    So! Also pick up some Ryu Murakami (no relation) - 'In the Miso Soup' is just amazing. If you like weird shit try the Ring trilogy (Ring, Spiral, and Loop) by Koji Suzuki. Don't go into it with expectations from the movie - it's not really scary, but it's fairly dark, pretty twisted, and really really odd. And read all three. The first is a good standalone but it just gets weirder with the other two.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oooo. Will check them out.

    As for Japanese authors - I've read 'Out' and 'Grotesque' by Natsuo Kirino. Liked both! (Out can definitely be classed as 'weird shit') :P
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oooo! I love Haruki Murakami :)

    I recommend Kafka on the Shore and Wind up Bird Chronicle is a goodun too :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jo7 wrote: »
    Oooo! I love Haruki Murakami :)

    I recommend Kafka on the Shore and Wind up Bird Chronicle is a goodun too :thumb:

    What she said ^^^^ those two
    I love murakami. Couldnt get into iq84 as much, but am going to give it another go. Kafka on the shore is one ofmy fave books ever.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yay, thanks :)
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    What she said ^^^^ those two
    I love murakami. Couldnt get into iq84 as much, but am going to give it another go. Kafka on the shore is one ofmy fave books ever.

    Same! :heart:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oooo. Will check them out.

    As for Japanese authors - I've read 'Out' and 'Grotesque' by Natsuo Kirino. Liked both! (Out can definitely be classed as 'weird shit') :P

    Ahh I read Grotesque a few months ago. I couldn't get used to that style of writing and ended up hating it
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Has anyone read The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino?

    It's awesome.
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