Book of the week

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami, published in hardback by Harvill Secker. See PA Feature BOOK Book Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Harvill Secker. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature BOOK Book Reviews.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami, published in hardback by Harvill Secker. See PA Feature BOOK Book Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Harvill Secker. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature BOOK Book Reviews.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage

by Haruki Murakami

It’s been three years since Haruki Murakami’s last novel, the epic IQ84, and fans of the celebrated Japanese author have been eagerly awaiting his next work, with the number of pre-orders surpassing his last novel.

Unlike the hefty two-part IQ84, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage comes in at under 300 pages. Like his previous novels, his latest offering tackles the Kafka-esque theme of loneliness and alienation, perhaps more directly than before.

Murakami’s works are best enjoyed in one go, and this one is no exception.

Rating: 8/10