I’m curious! What are your favourite films?
Well… the book is pretty trippy. What I think intrigued me so much is the emotional impression the book left me and beauty of the language (and the magical realism, I really like magical realism novels).
I felt like Kafka on the Shore really conveyed layers of atmosphere and truly overwhelms with emotion. The book entertains unclear boundaries between reality and dreams and presents a metaphysical setting. It’s not a straightfoward novel with a concrete plot, background, who-and-what-and-where-and-how or even relatable characters. I think it’s more about discovery and philosophy.
It’s weird and poetic. It took me a while to really get into it, because it’s quite a heavy read but it was very engaging. After I finished, I felt like I had just woken up from a disturbing dream or I had just spent an eternity in the clouds. I think the novel really messes with your mind and emotions.
If that sounds like your type of book, then by all means, go for it! I highly recommend it if you can stand (and is interested in) bizarre novels. Though I think some people might not understand or enjoy those type of books though (like my roommate or my sister).