Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami
20th August 2014
The new Haruki Murakami came out earlier this month, his books are always eagerly awaited and this one is no different. Of course being so eagerly awaited I have not yet had the chance to read it as the wife took it off my bedside table before I had the chance to start. So in lieu of my review here is hers.
"Classic Murakami of the gentler variety- eg more like Norwegian Wood than the crazy adventure ride of IQ84. A slow exploration of the life of Tsukuru Tazaki, 'colourless' in both name and nature. Beautifully written as always (though there has been commentary around whether this can really be captured in translation?) with the odd metaphysical moment but mainly a tale about Tazaki going back into his past to find out why his four best 'colourful' friends cut him off without explanation 16 years earlier. One of my favourite first lines/paragraphs ever."