Murakami’s reading list

It just occurred to me that I should look into Murakami’s list of favorite reads, if I love him so much.  He’s translated the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Carver, Truman Capote, John Irving, and Paul Theroux.

Interesting to note that my favorite novel of all time is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and one of my favorite modern writers is John Irving.  I have yet to read any Paul Theroux.

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  1. Eric

    I have to admit that I HATED The Great Gatsby in high school but think that I might have a newfound appreciation for it in later life.
    I’ve not read anything by Irving but I used to have this roommate who LOVED his work. Perhaps I should get off my non-literary ass and actually read some…

  2. Try Irving–if you lived here, I would lend you a copy of his books! My favorites are: World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Cider House Rules, and A Widow for One Year. (I have read all his books except for “Son of the Circus”–bleah, I tried to read it but could not push on through and his most recent novel).

    (a final note: Do NOT pick up his short stories–he is a much better novelist than a short story writer).

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