I haven't started it yet, but a foreign novel that receives international acclaim is sure to be excellent, and it certainly seems to have a very original narrative. Plus it provides a deeper expression of Japanese culture, which I'm sure many of us readily welcome.
I'd say that Murakami's style is quite different from other Japanese authors, because he is influenced heavily by Western literature.
yep, I've read "Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" by Murakami and I loved it. My friends are also fans of Murakami and had been pressing me to read "Sputnik" and "Norwegian Wood". The latter I plan to read, before I watch the movie adaptation.
I don't get norweigan wood, sure it was an addicting book but..I don't really get what wow'ed the world.
I am currently rereading A Clockwork Orange by Antony Burgess.
It's my favourite book, and I think this might be my 5th read through?
Next I'm going to read the Silmarillion.
Currently reading Imperium by Robert Harris. So far, so good.
Currently reading Zlatan Ibrahimovic's biography, something completely random I just picked up on a whim. This guy is incredibly self righteous and arrogant, but I do enjoy the insights to a footballers life and how things operate behind the scenes. The growth and development of a high profile athletes as well as the personal interactions between them is pretty intriguing.
Borrowed Sherlock Holmes with all of the stories published back in the days. Really going to enjoy it when I have the time. Read a few chapters, classic.
That's the poem i was [slightly] referring to.
I'm not much of a poem reader, but Frost work is just awesome!
Wow, it's been a long time since I visited this thread. Now I just picked up some non-fiction books, especially concerning Private vs. Government powers. The last fiction I read is a new Dexter novel. Pretty interesting read.
I finished reading ASOIAF a while ago, but I'm currently rereading A Game of Thrones. I was overwhelmed by the abundance of characters when I first read it so hopefully a second read through will give me a better overview about what's happening in the story.
I'm currently a fan of Camilla Läckberg's Patrik Hedstöm series and recently finished The Stranger/The Gallows Bird.
I believe, that when you need to be refreshed of characters you could have opted to watch the TV series
I'm watching the HBO series too btw! It's just that I want to familiarize myself with the source material in addition to the adaptation- just in case there were any significant changes or omissions. The same goes for anime as well; I want to try out the manga it's based on.