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141. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Quoting zags

Hi guys, maybe I'm late but I finally read a book I once thought "heavy" - Memoirs of a Geisha. I just finished and I really liked it! It makes me really want to explore Gion and Pontocho in Kyoto.

Before that, I read Life of Pi. Now I'm looking for another book with Japan setting, to make me look forward to my Japan travel even more. Any recommendation?

Haruki Murakami
- Norwegian Wood
- Sputnik Sweetheart
- The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
- Dance Dance Dance
- South of the Border, West of the Sun
- Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
- A Wild Sheep Chase

Kazuo Ishiguro
- A Pale View of the Hills
- An Artist of the Floating World

142. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Haruki Murakami
- Norwegian Wood
- Sputnik Sweetheart
- The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
- Dance Dance Dance
- South of the Border, West of the Sun
- Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
- A Wild Sheep Chase

Kazuo Ishiguro
- A Pale View of the Hills
- An Artist of the Floating World

How could forget thhose are from Japanese authors??? Thanks, Jun. Zindy, Jun has a good list for you. Enjoy...both are sooo excellent.

143. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Thanks guys, I'll look for the books!

Just wanted to let you know that what I'm looking for are not necessarily from Japanese authors, but the stories that tell about the nature and/or culture in Japan, like Memoirs of a Geisha which makes me want to walk around Gion.

I leaf through the pages of "Kokoro" but didn't think I wanted to read it - at least not now.

So which one of Murakami's books do you think most suitable for me?

144. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Started reading Into Thin Air by Jon Kraukauer last night. (Thanks Joz ;) )

It's making the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Anyone interested in climbing should read this.

145. Posted by globalgirl (Full Member 64 posts) 11y

Hi guys, maybe I'm late but I finally read a book I once thought "heavy" - Memoirs of a Geisha. I just finished and I really liked it! It makes me really want to explore Gion and Pontocho in Kyoto.

Before that, I read Life of Pi. Now I'm looking for another book with Japan setting, to make me look forward to my Japan travel even more. Any recommendation?

Hey Zags, I just finished a modern Japanese thriller called Out. A bit gruesome, but overall a great book. It gives you some insight into a couple of interesting facets of Japanese culture, namely women's role in modern society and also the Japanese-Brazilian community of Japan (which is quite strong). If you're heading to Japan I definitely recommend you check it out...

146. Posted by globalgirl (Full Member 64 posts) 11y

Also...no Ayn Rand fans out there?

147. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Just had Oscar Wilde's The Home of Pomegranates finished. Nice...will dig out more classical literature...

148. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

Recently I finished CONTICof Thor Hairdel. It is the nicest & adventurious book I ever read.

149. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

Also...no Ayn Rand fans out there?

Never have her books read before. But what I know is her philosophy of "objectivism". I came across her name in one of the literary critism books mentioning her name and her writings. Russians are quite excellent in many things.

150. Posted by zeisha (Budding Member 715 posts) 10y

Hi folks eevn i would like to join the TP Book Club.
Read The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
And Jhumpa Lahiri books are good.
Keep me informed regarding new books.Happy Reading to all.
Regards Dimphina PEREIRA.

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