I don`t know how and why, but I hadn`t read anything from Murakami before. So it would be normal to start with his famous stories or even 1Q84. But I started with his memories and musings about running. The reason behind this strange choice is that I have started to run myself so I was highly interested what a famous author has to say about this subject. As you may know, Murakami is a long distance runner and in his life he has participated in more than 25 marathons and even in one ultra-marathon. Lately he participates in triathlons. So I guess he knows what he is talking about.
For me this book was like a little gem. I was transfixed with his voice. I made tons of bookmarks and agreed with every single advice he gave on life, writing and running. The only problem - book was too short.
For those who aren`t interested in sports, this book can be interesting from the point of getting to know more of Murakami as a person.