Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami

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Original book title: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Norstedts, 340 pages
Year of publication2014
Format: Hardcover
Language: Swedish

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I don’t know what it is about Haruki Murakami that I love. I guess it’s the way he writes and expresses himself in his novels that just got me hooked! He is weird, his characters are even weirder and his imagination is off the roof and I love it all!This is about Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man whose group of friends suddenly gives him the cold shoulder and sixteen years later he is finally determined to visit them one by one to clear things up. The reader gets to know Tazaki has he was when he was young and the adult he became.

I love the fact that you never know what will happen in any of Murakamis novels and this story is no exception. You follow Tazaki through his thoughts and memories and little by little you see the bigger picture. There are some slow parts, but I didn’t mind. Every time I read a Murakami I miss Japan. The smells, the food and the culture! And to me, that is a very good reason for reading Murakami! He is amazing when it comes to describing the everyday life and the environment!

If you like Murakami then you probably already have read this, but if you are curious about him, this is a great book to start with.