it’s time to go shopping!

It’s the first of the month and that means… time to go book shopping! This month’s review is of Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore which means that you can go into The Book Grocer Northcote and pick it up for only $10!

Hope you enjoy the review (and book) xx

Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami

Words without letters.

Standing in the shadows of the door…

The drowning girl’s fingers

Search for the entrance stone …

Outside the window there are soldiers,

Steeling themselves to die …

And so plays out the symphony of Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore. His language beautifully bare; his story, however, labyrinthine in meaning. This novel takes its reader on multiple journeys through time and space, music and philosophy, history and literature. Each page sounds beautifully with Murakami’s wisdom and skill in this tale of love found and lost that spans timeless decades, punctuated by memories alone. Continue reading

hear ye, hear ye…

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Hear ye, hear ye! My friends at The Book Grocer in Northcote and I have put our heads together to bring you guys something a lil spesh every month (thanks Jess!). Once a month I’ll review one of my favourite books from the store and you’ll be able to wander on over (or hop online) and pick it up at a pretty smashing price! Peachy… I know.

This month it’s one from a master of the modern novel: Kafka on the Shore by Murakami. As a rather large Murakami fan (yes, self pronounced), I can’t wait to get my teeth stuck into this one.

Watch this space…