In 1982 Murakami began running to keep fit. Here he reflects on his running experiences. Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon.
By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, this is a must-listen for fans of this masterful author and for the increasing number of people who find a similar satisfaction in running.
©2007 Haruki Murakami (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc
"Hugely enjoyable.... You don’t have to run a marathon to be captivated." (Sunday Telegraph)
"This is my most recent inspirational find.... Murakami makes me want to write hard and run far and fast." (Easy Living)
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"Very natural and real"
Loved this book.. the author kept it so real.. loved his approach and honest view about everything in this book.. it inspires me to define my own goals n not be disturbed/distracted about the general notion of "success"
"Run Haruki, run..."
Narrator was a great fit, totally convincing. Murakami's fiction has often left me cold but this was a pleasant and interesting journey into the psyche of a writer and runner who's fascinated about why those two pursuits intertwine so naturally. Great for listening to at the gym or...surprise surprise...whilst out running.
"A simple, yet great memoir"
Here you will know more about Murakami San
It is not only book about running, it is also about life, and the will to keep on going.
After finishing many of his novels, Honestly i didn't expect Mr. Murakami to have this peaceful view about life!
If you love his novels, then this is definitely a book for you, and you will find interesting things about them :)
"Worth a listen if you're a runner"
A reasonably interesting listen if you're a runner. Worth the price as it is a slightly cheaper audiobook, but nothing to write home about necessarily. It's more like having a chat with a fellow runner than a book that is going to blow you away. Having said that, I don't regret the purchase.
"Too young to quit"
This book has motivated me to resume running. I am only 28, why not running?
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