What I talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

July 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Somerset Maugham once wrote that in each shave lies a philosophy. I couldn’t agree more. No matter how mundane some action might appear, keep at it long enough and it becomes a contemplative, even meditative act.

I LOVED Kafka on the Shore, so was pretty excited when I found out Murakami had written a book about running.

Honestly, I had a little trouble getting into it…and it never really picked up speed (pun intended).   He hit a few points that rang true (like the above), but overall kind of disappointing.  Bummer.  But it was short, so no harm done.   I’ll go back for more Murakami…but maybe no more autobiographical accounts.

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