Denise Morland, December 2, 2008 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
Just finished listening to What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. What an interesting book! Its non-fiction, basically his musings on long distance running, writing, his career, and life in general. Its short (4 discs). If you are a long distance runner (I am) this is a must read. He puts into words many feelings I have about running that I have never been able to articulate. If you like Murakami's work (Kafka On the Shore is my favorite) then it's also a must read. He's a very different person then I would have expected based on his novels! I really enjoyed the story of how he became a professional writer. This one was a good one to listen to, the flow just seemed right for audio.
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From the bestselling author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore, this is a rich and revelatory memoir about writing and running and the integral impact both have made on his life.
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