Friday, May 28, 2010

Haruki Murakami - What I talk about when I talk about Running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Vintage International)Haruki Murakami writes so simply, yet manages to evoke a real sense of wonder. His clear and concise sentences, beautiful prose just make it easy to read this book.
I would recommend this book, or perhaps other books by the same author, for someone who is not much of a reader. It is a short book, you can read it for a couple of chapters, put it down and pick it up whenever you have time again.

The second category of people who MUST read this book are aspiring writers. The author talks about his inspiration for writing, and peppers the book with tips for writers. He talks about pacing oneself - my one takeaway here is that one should stop writing while still enthusiastic/interested at the end of a day. If you write until you are tired,  you find it harder to start the next day.

Lots of insights here! I dont feel qualified to rate this book, so if you read this book after seeing this review, drop a note and tell me what you think.
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  1. I have this book (on audio) on queue from my public library. I'm really looking forward to listening to it now! I'm currently listening to his "After the Earthquake" my third Murakami book.

  2. Thank you! This was my first Murakami, so I will have to read your blog to see what next to pick up :)

  3. I will have to read this now! Have never read anything by Murakami, but this book sounds very interesting.

  4. This is exactly what I would recommend for you :) pick it up from your library..


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