book review: what i talk about when i talk about running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is Haruki Murakami’s latest English book. Translated from the Japanese I mean. He doesn’t write books in English. It’s a memoir about running. I don’t run, and probably won’t take up the sport just because of this book. But I do write a bit sort of, and I enjoyed the book most when he talked about the issues in long distance running as they apply to writing. Mostly though I just like the Murakami voice and would read anything written in it. I wonder what his translations of English stories read like in Japanese.

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