Kafka on the Shore (A Checklist)

Dawdling, winding exposition
Statutory rape
Japan’s widely available public transportation
Straw-man feminists
Dank food
Johnnie Walker
Colonel Sanders
Mazda Miata
Oedipus complex
Shitty pop music that Murakami listens to
Shitty classical music that Murakami listens to
Cat fancy
Magical imbecile
Scary monsters and nice sprites
Vague spirituality


I will never, ever understand the appeal of Murakami. I just don’t get it. I think it’s a book written for authors. For someone else. I’m definitely not the intended audience.