Musing on Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore

‘Johnnie Walker’ is one of the more enigmatic characters in this novel; As with ‘Colonel Sanders’, the other deeply ingrained product logo, they seem to be devices to denote a ‘concept made visible’. Colonel Sanders reinforces several times to Hoshino that he is neither a god, nor a buddha, he is a ‘metaphysical conceptual object.’ … Continue reading Musing on Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore

Gazing north from a Cretan shore

Having just returned from the beautiful Cretan idyll, and now here, back in the northern lands of the Deira, i find myself slowly readjusting. Greek food, wine and hospitality; A daily pre-breakfast swim in the sea and plenty of reading! As ‘idyll’ implies; Ideal but sadly unsustainable. ‘Kafka on the shore’, as audiobook, was a … Continue reading Gazing north from a Cretan shore