Zi71bFS9nQHnivtvUJquhejTHIQ The Story Factory Reading Zone: WWW Wednesdays #8

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

WWW Wednesdays #8

Hosted by Should Be Reading

• What are you currently reading?

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father's dark prophecy. The ageing Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his simple life suddenly turned upside down. Their parallel odysseys are enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerising dramas. Cats converrse with people; fish tumble out of the sky; a forest harbours soldiers aparently un-aged since WWII. There is a savage killing, but the identit of both victim and killer is a riddle.
• What did you recently finish reading?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (review coming soon)

This is the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the exotic markets of Tangiers and then into the Egyptian desert, where afateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him.
• What do you think you’ll read next?
The Girl With The Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
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