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Short notes on my travels through the Universe of Books. 

Murakami on running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel

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.