Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Reading Rainbow: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Not that you could tell by looking at me, but I was once a runner. Not a great one, but pretty good. If I'd not gone to a large university, I could have run in college. With that in mind, reading this book has given me the urge to start running again. I can only hope that my body agrees with what my mind wants it to do.
As far as the book itself is concerned, it did also allow for the reader to gain a little insight into what the author is like. Since Murakami is one of my personal favorites, I also found this aspect of the memoir appealing, but I suspect that this book has a slightly more limited audience than much of his other work which is pretty outstanding in general.
But don't take my word for it...