What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Non-Fiction, Sport, Running
Paperback Published on: 02/04/2009
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
A fabulous little book which should be on any runner’s to-read list
Haruki Murakami is one of the world’s favourite novelists and responsible for wonderful fiction like “The Wind Up Bird Chronicle” and “Kafka on the Shore”,... READ MORE
Matt Gardiner at Waterstones online
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Running the gamut
However you slice it, running a marathon is an extraordinary thing to 1) do, and 2) repeat. So when novelist Haruki Murakami (he of Norwegian Wood and A Wi... READ MORE
David Learner

Synopsis

Haruki Murakami is one of the world’s favourite novelists and responsible for wonderful fiction like The Wind Up Bird Chronicle and Kafka on the Shore, but here he chronicles his obsession for running and offers his fans a short but wonderful journey into a mind which shapes such beautiful books. His first forays into triathlon and his initial fears of the open water swim will resonate with many and his admiration of those who seem naturally designed to run is also a strong theme. A fabulous little book which should be on any runner’s to-read list.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099526155
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 138g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
reflections on running, writing and life
An open, honest, and thoughtful book, full of biographical reflections on running, writing and life in general. There's a peppering of poetic flourishes to... READ MORE
David
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
reflections on running, writing and life
An open, honest, and thoughtful book, full of biographical reflections on running, writing and life in general. There's a peppering of poetic flourishes to... READ MORE
David
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
Absolutely Terrific Read
I’ve always found that a great deal of Murakami’s personality has infused itself within his fiction but ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running’ offer... READ MORE
Sean Byrne
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
A slight memoir that details the author's interest and (almost) obsession with running. It gives something of an insight into the character of Murakami, a... READ MORE
David Kohn
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
A chance to get inside Murakami's head
Once again Murakami comes up with the goods, i don't think this man is capable of producing a book that doesn't read well and engage the reader. I loved th... READ MORE
book seller
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
I enjoyed
I loved this book because doesn't talk just about running as a sport, but talk about running in the metaphorical way. Life is like a marathon when is getti... READ MORE
Roberto  Rondinella