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Murakami Bingo

Reader of this blog would know that I am a big fan of Haruki Murakami. Although he didn’t win the Nobel Prize he has a big place in his fans’ heart. I have read 14 of his books (my reviews are filed under M in my A to Z review index) and I love most of them.

I came across this wonderful, quirky graphic that describes most appropriately the key recurring themes of Murakami’s novels. It made my day. 🙂

About JoV

A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.


19 thoughts on “Murakami Bingo

  1. I know how much you love Haruki’s works. Interesting!

    Posted by Geosi | November 1, 2012, 8:28 pm
  2. great fun must get hold of this and next time I read him play lol ,all the best stu

    Posted by winstonsdad | November 1, 2012, 8:43 pm
  3. lol… love it – especially the weird sex square…lol…

    Posted by Shellie | November 1, 2012, 8:54 pm
  4. I love this Bingo game, Murakami style!!! What a wonderful post!

    By the way, i actually found the DuMaurier I’ve been searching for (The Doll). Send me your address, and I’ll mail it to you if you still want it. xo


    Posted by Bellezza | November 2, 2012, 12:57 am
  5. I think you’d fill it in by page 50 of most of his books though 😉

    Posted by Tony | November 2, 2012, 3:44 am
  6. Classic, I’ve only read three of his books but could relate to almost of it!

    Posted by Claire 'Word by Word' | November 2, 2012, 9:04 am
  7. Jo, I have only just discovered your review index. I could spend days looking at all the reviews of the wonderful books you have read!

    Posted by Sam (Tiny Library) | November 2, 2012, 4:32 pm
  8. I love that graphic!! it represents Murakami works so well. Great finding Jo!

    Posted by Novroz | November 4, 2012, 10:44 am
  9. I also love his books. I have Kafka on the Short in a new edition waiting to be read for a second time .

    Posted by www.acommonreader.org.uk | November 8, 2012, 8:30 am
  10. Oh dear ! I haven’t read a single one of his books. I kind of thought he was unreadable. Is he?

    Posted by Soul Muser | November 11, 2012, 3:17 pm

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The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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