Kafka on the Shore is a genre fiction novel with a very attention-grabbing tale. The book is written by Haruki Murakami in a very beautiful manner. His style of writing inspires a lot of novice readers and as well as veterans in the book reading world. This fact is endorsed by his brilliant other novels, where the top two are the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Norwegian Wood.
The narrators of this novel are excellent. It is actually done by the duo of Sean Barrett and Oliver Le Sueur. They were good for their simplicity of language, which was quite easy to understand and at the same time, it was enjoyable as well.
The novel is powered by two phenomenal characters. The first one is Kafka Tamura, a teenage boy, who runs away from his home apparently to search for his missing mother and sister. The other character is of Nakata, who was never able to recover from a wartime wartime affliction. She is now drawn in the way of Kafka for the reasons that he couldn’t really fathom. Their odyssey is quite enriched by the mesmerizing events and the vivid accomplices.
A ghostlike pimp hires a Hegel quoting prostitute while the people and cats carry on with their conversations. Meanwhile, a forest harbor soldier seemingly unaged since the time of World War II fall from the sky. Then, there is a brutal murder in place with the identity of both the perpetrator and victim a riddle.
The novel portrays one of the finest storytellers of the world at his best of powers. Haruki is right on track for becoming the most loved Japanese writer beyond his native country.