Tuesday, August 12, 2008

From the New York Times...

Geoff Dyer writes about Haruki Murakami's What Do I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

[Read the review]

My copy of the book is still stuck on the slow boat. *sigh*

4 comments:

Carl V. said...

Damn slow boat!!! :)

Thanks so much for the link, I hadn't heard of this. I'm a recent convert to Murakami's work and this sounds like a very interesting book.

Kelsey said...

I don't know if I want to read this yet!

I love Murakami and I love reading, but despite the good reviews, I just don't know. I probably will in a few months...

Dark Orpheus said...

Carl - Yeah. :( But then I'm getting it free, so maybe I shouldn't complain.

I get the idea it's a more personal book than his fiction though. So, maybe better to approach it with less expectation.

Kelsey - The reviews are lukewarm, so if you don't think you're going to love it, might be better to wait for a library copy.

Carl V. said...

That makes sense. I like the idea of reading it a bit at a time (I think that is what one Amazon reviewer suggested).