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Norwegian Woods or Kafka on the shore? Which one is the best to start with Murakami? What are the themes of each book?
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>>7600049
you misspelt memes.
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>>7600049
Listen, kid.

On /lit/ we don't condone of the writings of "authors" (it seems ridiculous to call him one) that freshmen in college read (the liberal and female variety, that is).

Here is what you need if you want to be a true enlightened patrician literature afficionado:

David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest
Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
Dostoyevski - The Brothers Karamazov
Max Stirner - The Ego and its Own

These are /lit/-approved books that make or break you as an intellectual powerhouse
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>>7600056
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
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>>7600063
Welcome to /lit/. Enjoy your stay
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>>7600063
Or you can have discussions with them on works that actually deserve to be studied. : /
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The thing to understand about Murakami is that he writes two types of books: those that are so surreal that they are banal; and those that are so mundane that they are banal.
I'd start with Wild Sheep Chase.
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Is Murakami in any way similar to Salinger?
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>>7600056
>forgetting Ulysses
You're no true patrician.
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Only read Kafka on the Shore, but I'd recommend it
Ending is kinda lol wut but the first 8/10s of it is great
>Oedipus in modern day Japan, with spirits
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>>7600056

You ain't no patrician bruv
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>>7600049

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is the only Murakami worth a shit.

Kafka on the shore is almost worth your time, and NW is useless.

There you go.
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>>7600475
>calls his worst book his best book

kek'd

wind up bird is the only one you should spend time on. everything else is garbage.
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>>7600056
ebin post
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>>7600426
Oedipus Rex already had spirits, tho??
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Only read two of his books and those are literally oblivious anime protag living the harem life.

Do they get any better?
I really don't like romance novels, and expected something else from Tokyo blues.
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Kafka Kafka Kafka. Norwegian wood is garbage in comparison to Kafka on the shore.
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>>7600049
I know you uppity clits hate audiobooks but all of his books read by Rupert Degas are fucking awesome. I love the guy's voice.

A Wild Sheep Chase and Dance, Dance, Dance are pretty good.
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>>7600049
>people need a guide to start with this hack
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>>7600776
said the extraordinarily well known and famous author spending his free time on 4chan
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>>7600787
No, i'm not. Retard.
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>defending Murakami
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>>7600049
Here is the relevant chart.
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>>7600063
underrated post
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>>7600067
And then they can mock you for not having the same analysis. It's just a ploy for "intellectuals" to feel superior. Piss off champ.
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