Some of Murakami’s favorite books

Murakami is a well-known author who has made a great buzz in readers around the world, and for him he has also been influenced by a number of literary works that helped him to perfect himself. These were the famous novels that he advised us to read.

“Castle” – Franz Kafka: The castle may not be Kafka’s best-known work, but it certainly wants to understand the stature and literary style of the Czech writer. Murakami recalled reading the book for the first time at the age of 15, leaving him with many unforgettable emotions. Franz Kafka later had a definite influence on Murakami.

Karamazov brothers – Fyodor Dostoievski: The 68-year-old writer is impressed with the versatility and versatility of Dostoievski. In particular, Murakami said, the more the writing of the Dos and better. Of which the most impressive Japanese writings are the Karamazov Brothers. Murakami only used two “great” words to describe this masterpiece.
“The catcher in the rye” has a coarser and coarser content than the fine name of the book
Getting young green rum – J.D. Salinger: No wonder the classics of catching green babies are on the list of books that Murakami loves and recommend reading through. He shared about the book: “I remember the book very humorous, although sometimes quite dark. Maybe I am a special child when I love this work from a very young age. ”
Gasby – F. Scott Fitzgerald: Classics in the literature of American schools also occupy a great place in the heart of the Norwegian Wood author. The book is one of his favorite works in his career. In an interview with Time magazine, he said, “I wanted to translate The Great Gasbaby into Japanese at the age of 20, but I was still too young to be able to do a big work like that. dress”.
Philip Marlowe series – Raymond Chandler: The author of “1Q84” is also a fan of the detective genre, especially the Philip Marlowe series by Raymond Chandler. The trilogy has a big impact on Murakami when he shared with the Guardian: “I feel like I’m a character from Philip Marlowe” or “I just want to live the life of Marlowe.” However, with the large number of Vietnamese readers, this book is quite strange.

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