Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

A poetic portrayal of a lonely urbanite dealing with the secrets and hurts from his past, this book will resonate with many city dwellers not because the same events happened to us, but because of the common loneliness that all of us deal with. Carrying around questions from the past and hurts inflicted by people around us, we still function as effective beings still capable of social activities. We choose to shelf these emotions in a dark corner, not knowing that it is gnawing at our hearts. Tsukuru eventually comes to terms with his past and looks forward to a future that he wants to fight for, but we are left wondering if like him, we would be “the kind of people capable of believing in something – with all our hearts.”


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