This is the first book that I picked up after months of hibernation from reading. I took a hiatus from doing these reviews because I had to take care of more important stuffs resulting to no time in doing any sort of reading. Anyhow, here I am, back into reading books, again.
If you have not picked up a book in awhile, or wanted to kick-start the habit to read, Murakami’s books are the best go-to. Murakami’s style is all the while honest and candor, he does not fabricate much on his writings and uses simple words to describe what is in his mind.
In this book, he talks about his life experience in running. He has been running for more than a quarter of his life. Some periods of his life, running just did not work out for him, so he did something extra, entering triathlons during his middle ages.
Contemplating about his experience in life and running, and how closely related both writing and running can be, he also touches the minutiae of his life.
Here are some nuggets that I got from the book:
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
The most important thing we ever learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.
Nonetheless, it is a light and bright book about Murakami’s experience with running. I do highly recommend you to pick it up.
A solid 4 out of 5 from me. Probably you will learn more about life if you pick it up.