It is a shameful thing to say that this is my first Murakami read! Of all the many books I have read and all the authors that I have trusted my imaginations with, not trying out one Murakami novel/short story is a very disgraceful thing (atleast that is what my bibliophile self convinced me to believe).

I wanted to read “Kafka On The Shore” for some reason as an introduction to the author. What happened is that my sister (the elder one) wanted to gift me my first Murakami, and she is doing her college away from home and hence she planned a surprise for me on my birthday. Needless to say, she was furious when she found out that my mother’s friend had gifted me my first Murakami. And she’s one person who does not like to come second.