Wow this sounds pretty good honestly. It would at least be a departure from what I usually read (that being classics).
Not the guy you're responding to, but another fan of Murakami. His more recognized works deal heavily with dreams and have some surreal elements, its what attracts me to his writing. would recommend the wind up bird chronicle and Kafka on the shore to start
These also sound very good. How would you rate these books in terms of fantasy or sci-fi elements? I am all for the surreal and unreal, but generally do not like books that have anything to do with sci-fi or fantasy.
there are no such elements. if you really want to move away from any hint of the fantastical then Norwegian Wood might be worth a look.
I figured I'd just stop by and thank whoever gave Kafka on the Shore the reccomendation. I truly did enjoy it quite a bit. It was a massive departure from what I normally read, but I loved it. I am definitely planning on reading more by Murakami. As always, any other authors or books are appreciated :)
Wonderful suggestions, The Book of Disquiet and Rhapsody: A Dream Novel seem very interesting. It's unfortunate then that Rhapsody seems so expensive…
Rhapsody is freely available on the net (legally too)
The copyright expired.
Finnegans Wake reads like you're in a fever dream, and it was meant to feel like a dream. But its not everyone's taste.
The Rings Of Saturn by W. G. Sebald