Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
by Haruki Murakami
The main reason why I bought this book stemmed from three point of reason,
- It was considerably cheaper than other Murakami’s book in the store at that time
- The title strongly reminded me of Kuroko no Basuke’s Phantom 6th Player [*]
- Gdmmt its Haruki Murakami’s work, what more reason do you need?
So yeah, I bought it, finished it in two days, and the story still haunts me till now. It cut near the heart, especially to people who are familiar with being alienated [**]
Growing up, you must have a group of very close friends that might give Mighty Morphin Power Rangers a run of their money. Friends you hang around together, so often you gave each other assigned name, rank or even color. Somebody is red for leader, blue for being strong and brash, green for their calmness and yellow/pink/white for the ladies. But like every epic TV series, things went south. Friendship shattered and trust gone, such thing happens everywhere and it also happened in Nagoya city to Tsukuru Tazaki and his precious friends.
[TLDR] This post will be part book review, part analysis and part life reflection. Continue reading