Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami

467 pages first pub 2002 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary magical realism adventurous mysterious reflective medium-paced

Description

Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats ta...

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Community Reviews Summary of 36,356 reviews

Moods

mysterious 82%
reflective 65%
adventurous 55%
dark 46%
emotional 36%
challenging 34%
tense 18%
sad 16%
funny 11%
inspiring 10%
hopeful 7%
relaxing 5%
informative 2%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 33%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Character: 37% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 58% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 8% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.04

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