A dear friend of mine suggested this book , so i thought "why not?"
Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, and the reasons for that convergence become clear, Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder. Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book , but as i started reading it , i found the characters relatable and likeable, each one of them is fighting his own demons and trying to find his purpose or run away from his past. The story however was truly weird ,i felt like it was all over the place , from the young boy "kafka" looking for his mother and talking to an imaginary crow :
To the old man "Nakata " who talks to cats and makes the sky rain with fish:
The characters themselves were very nice , but their stories bothered me , i didn't enjoy them nor understand the point from them, And don't even get me started about the sexual content !, but i went through this story and read every page , because obviously all this weirdness left me with a lot of questions
But guess what??
I finished the book and still couldn't understand a thing!
I would say the only good thing about this book is the character of "Oshima" , that character was the only thing that made sense in this book.
maybe it's just that this book isn't for me , but i wouldn't recommend it to anyone.