Murakami Jenga

Murakami Jenga

Here is my #bookstackjenga of books by Haruki Murakami, one of my all time favourites writers. In my personal opinion, Murakami understands the multiple layers of a solitary life and solitude like his best friend. The way he depicts the complexity of human emotions and the intricacy of human mind with eloquent metaphors is utterly satisfying but at the same time terrifying, as well. Satisfying cause you get to know you’re not alone having these feelings. Terrifying cause you know other people, people like Murakami, can understand you to the darkest corner of your hidden places.

Pictured from bottom to top ⬆️:

  • Killing Commendatore
  • Absolutely on Music with Ozawa
  • Men Without Women
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
  • 1Q84
  • The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
  • After Dark
  • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
  • A Wild Sheep Chase
  • Birthday Stories
  • The Elephant Vanishes
  • South of the Border, West of the Sun
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
  • Desire

I haven’t read four books from this pile and there are also four books I had read but not in the photo. Like many of his devoted fans, Norwegian Wood was my first book of his and I was infatuated by it for several weeks. Kafka on the Shore was my next pick and I enjoyed it, too. Since then I read his books every now and then in my reading journey. Colorless Tsukuru is my absolute favourite so far and I love it immensely.

Are you a fan of Murakami, too? What’s your favourite book by him?


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