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PDF ✓ BOOK 色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年 Shikisai o motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to kare no junrei no toshi ☆ HARUKI MURAKAMI ☆ [Ebook] ➩ 色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼A New York Times and Washington Post notable book and one of the Financial Times St Louis Post Dispatch Slate Mother Jones The Daily Beast and BookPage's best books of the yearAn instant #1 New York Times Be I wish I could tell you this book is about gregarious men women who are than their boobs and their stupid advice disdain for train stations vivacious characters solvable mysteries Hell I wish I could tell you it’s about unicorns shoguns and samurai clans aliens post apocalyptic Japan killer penguins or the Russian tundra Anything other than the old Murakami tropes again Surprising no one the book deals with lost friendship and the exasperating whining that derives from that To be specific the story follows a typical Murakami esue dude whose group of friends suddenly gives him the cold shoulder and sixteen years later he’s finally determined by his girlfriend to visit them one by one and clear things up A puerile premise has never been thought ofI’ve clearly reached a point where the Murakami I read the it becomes apparent that he’s a one trick pony You might rightly assert that most authors are but he takes it to another level It’s than his voice and his writing style; it’s well everything He recreates the same main character – the insular self deprecating man who women always find special and jump at the opportunity to dictate the course of his life each time or less successfully with the same relationship dynamics between him and the women in his life and the same themes ranging from the general theme of alienation to something specific like a passion for train stations or people watching It’s become so repetitive that the plot development is often not a surprise any and you know when certain elements are cue for a flashback an observation regarding a woman’s looks an erection not an erection bad sex or weird shit Sadly the repetition isn’t limited to the reiteration of themes in different books; it’s noticeable within the same work too This book for instance would have made a decent short story if it weren’t for about 150 pages of sheer redundancy Cut down one or two friends go easier on the relationship drama stop describing every step of the way give the guy a pair of balls for fuck’s sake and you’d actually have a chance to not bore your audience One reviewer describes the book as full of oneiric poetic and metaphoric elements Is Tsukuru’s story oneiric? If you’re referring to his many erotic dreams about threesomes then hell yeah Poetic and metaphoric? Sure Then again with Murakami’s reputation of being cryptic he could say virtually anything and someone would consider it “poetic and metaphoric” Just ask most literary critics They see poetry and metaphors in everything Then there’s the obligatory magical stuff Not too much of it here the book is pretty logical and straightforward Still he can’t help but include a ludicrous story about a man who claims he has one month to live because an “ordinary person” told him so and who could avoid death only by meeting someone who’s willing to die in his stead no signed papers needed he informs and as a compensation for his imminent death he’s invested with the gift of seeing people’s colors which are like halos around their head Pretty cringe worthy huh? Which is not to say I’m not tempted to paint those pages on my ceiling so I can start the rest of my days with a big laugh I bet it never gets oldAnd let’s not forget the “Oh joy Here he starts with the parallel realities again” moment When crazy shit happens Tsukuru predictably jumps to the logical conclusion that time bifurcated and created another reality Not even once does he think “Well maybe I’m a bit bonkers Going on and on and on and on about how my high school group kicked me out of their midst how we were brought together by some sort of divine intervention how I’ve become suicidal and suffered for almost two freaking decades Guess it’s time for some therapy” Funny as it is how many times can Murakami pull the alternate reality card before it becomes irksome? Give me a break with this magic for the sake of it crap alreadyIn the second half the redundancy becomes and evident and makes way for some very amateurish writing It’s insulting to the readers to have the main character offer to talk to one of his old friends about his girlfriend and have him repeat what we already know thanks to not sleeping when the first hundred pages happened And don’t you think it ualifies as oversharing to mention to a woman you haven't seen in sixteen years and who’s the constant object of your erotic dreams that you weren’t able to “penetrate” your girlfriend the last time you saw her? Sincerity you say? Well I guess Big tits Eri eager to fulfill the trope is happy to offer ludicrous relationship advice and put up with Tsukuru’s whining “I have no personality no defined color I have nothing to offer to others This has always been my problem I feel like an empty vessel” Well boo hoo It’s the fiftieth time you lament about this Also news flash you have a personality and it’s a very annoying one I feel I’m a bit unfair with this book because there was a good part of the first hundred pages that I enjoyed despite the simplistic writing and the formulaic plot I didn’t get much out of it though For a guy who prides himself in being mysterious Murakami unforgivably lacks subtlety and his books feel like copies of one another I could advise you to forget about Tsukuru Tazaki and choose Hard Boiled Wonderland instead but if my history of reading Murakami is any indication I’m a bad reader of his work and my often incongruous opinion counts for nothing

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; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present Here Haruki Murakami one of the most revered voices in literature today gives us a story of love friend­ship and heartbreak for the age “You can hide memories but you can't erase the history that produced them” ― Haruki Murakami Colorless Tsukuru TazakiA slow soak in a bath of music color friends loneliness philosophy creation and death Murakami is a genius at writing with emotions swirling beneath the text He gets the importance of the notes AND the silence of prose; of the unsaid dreamy place that is both recognized and strangeThis isn't his most exciting work but it is clearly not a throw away either It brings all the usual suspects to the Murakami table Murakami writes best when he makes the reader feel like they are just near the surface of wakefulness He bends the reader into a zone where it feels like a strange contractive tendency of the surface between sleep and wakefulness between musical lucid dreams and surreal philosophical nightmaresIt feels like you are balancing blind on the edge of a train platform; you feel the sound of the train and feel the compression of his words but don't know if the Murakami train is going to hit you from the left or the right

Haruki Murakami ✓ 色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年 Shikisai o motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to kare no junrei no toshi DOC

色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年 Shikisai o motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to kare no junrei no toshiStseller Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the remarkable story of a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended conseuences for the world around us From Young Adult to MatureMany of Murakami's novels deal with the transition from adolescence to adulthood This probably accounts for their amazing popularity especially with young Japanese readers However you have to wonder whether Murakami can continually plough the fields of this subject matter at his age without losing his youthful audience As at the date of publication of this novel he is aged 65 which in some countries is the traditional mandatory retirement ageI suspect that Colorless Tsukuru is a strategic move that anticipates how he will write and what he will write about in the future It might even enhance his reputation with older readersAdolescence in RetrospectThe eponymous protagonist is 36 at the time most of the novel is set It is sixteen years since Tsukuru and his four colorful friends turned 20 years of age and in a sense made the transition to adulthoodAlthough the novel is still loosely about this transition it is told from the perspective of somebody much older if still affected by itIn a way Tsukuru's pilgrimage returns him not to some source of religious belief but to his adolescence The pilgrimage is a necessary journey to the source of an understanding of his current self However temporally he must eventually return to the present when he is 36 Inevitably his pilgrimage will help him understand his immediate past the last 16 years and his present but also his futureMy copy IOn Being BlueAt the age of 20 Tsukuru's tight knit community comprised of four other school friends whose names all contain the Japanese words for colors red blue black and white suddenly dissociated themselves from him without giving him a reason From his point of view there was no reason and therefore every reason He started to think of himself as colorless an absence a nothing a zero His life consisted of nothingness He genuinely and uite understandably lived in an abyss on a precipice inside a void surrounded by darkness Initially he was tempted to commit suicide However even this act reuires some positive deliberation and eventually he can't even collect himself together enough to take the step of jumping off the precipice He continues to live not because he has decided in favour of life or against death but he simply can't be bothered to make any decision at allTsukuru assumes that the relationship with each of his friends would have continued through adulthood but for his friends' abandonment of him He assumes that it has continued between his four former friends As a result Tsukuru clings to what he has lost in the belief that it still exists In a way he holds onto something from his adolescence well into adulthood Doing so prevents him growing up and having adult relationships getting married and becoming a parentHappy TogetherAs the title indicates the narrative of the novel consists of a pilgrimage which forces him to confront his situationThe immediate trigger is 38 year old Sara who is keen to have a serious relationship with him but uestions whether he is ready She senses that Tsukuru is trapped by an emotional and spiritual blockage The only way to deal with it is to locate his four friends and find out why they abandoned him He can't simply pretend it didn't happen and move on He has to find out and deal with it no matter how bad their reasons might beSara realises that what happened to Tsukuru was so traumatic that it not only destroyed his vitality it destroyed his desire his appetite his longingShe sets him off on the pilgrimage not believing that he will automatically be happy but confident that when he returns he will be able to deal with life's challenges effectively She doesn't anticipate some fairy tale ending in which everybody lives happily ever after She simply believes in the ability of two loving adults to sort out their problems TogetherColorless but ConstructiveTsukuru was always disappointed that his name didn't represent a color like his friends However importantly it means to create to make to buildAt work he is an engineer who build railways stations that are at the hub of the transportation and communications network Ultimately he has to learn to recreate remake rebuild himself just as he would refurbish an existing railway station His station is not ready to be demolished it just needs a little renovationTokyo Metro Subway MapDifferent TransitionsTsukuru learns much from and about his friends during his pilgrimage I won't spoil it for you Suffice it to say that they have moved away from each other in their adult lives The community that Tsukuru assumed had persisted without him doesn't exist He has missed little as a result of his abandonmentInstead each of his friends has encountered their own challenges and problems making the transition to adulthoodThe causes are different for each of his friends However Murakami's message seems to be that we aren't so much challenged by external forces like fate or evil What prevents us from succeeding or being happy is our own fear of failure In love matters we often don't express our love for another because of a fear of non reciprocationDon't Let the Bad Elves Get YouMurakami implies that we miss out on a lot of life experience and happiness just because we lack the courage to tryOur confidence shines its own light It shows us the way but it also attracts others In contrast our lack of confidence is a form of darkness that obscures our vision and frustrates our happinessThis insight connects with Murakami's increasing interest in the role of the subconscious While we have grown used to the magical realism in Murakami's novels he is increasingly moving in a direction that suggests that the real darkness and unknown in within us within our sub consciousAs with psychoanalysis part of growing up is about translating the unknown into the known and the unconscious into the consciousOne of Tsukuru's friends farewells him with the words Don't let the bad elves get youIt's good advice but it emerges from a discussion about the inner demons that plagued one of their other friends In her case the bad elves resided withinSo not only do we have to keep a watch out for ourselves we have to keep an eye on ourselves our own demons Perhaps the real message is that we shouldn't let our bad selves get usWe Can Be HappyUltimately Tsukuru's pilgrimage takes him to the source of the subconscious forces that drove him towards anomie depression anxiety and potential suicideThere is a sense in which this subject matter might still be intended for young adults However I don't think there is any preconceived limit to the audience for Murakami's fiction In contemporary Western society if not Japanese and Eastern society as well adults are just as much plagued by anxiety as adolescents In fact if adults were a lot happier perhaps their children might be happier Happiness isn't necessarily comprised of material wealth I think that Murakami is trying to help generate a spiritual wealth whether or not it is theisticThe Hero's JourneyJoseph Campbell believed that the story arc of most literature and film is a hero's journey and that the hero has a thousand faces view spoilerCampbell was a big influence on George Lucas' method of story telling His film Star Wars is mentioned in this novel hide spoiler