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Kafka on the shore
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Published: December 16, 2015
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Awhile ago huuthien2911 told me about this other murakami book and it piqued my curiosity so I went ahead and asked my friend if I could borrow it from them. 
I didn't finish it in a day like I did colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage because it was too long lmao. Anyway, I really liked a lot of stuff about this book, but at the same time I didn't like a lot of other things, but overall its a good read and ya'll should probably read it if you're bored and have nothing else to do. The ending was wayyy more satisfying than the other book I read tho, that's for sure.

Anyway, I did this because the concept came to me while I was reading it and I didn't want to forget it haha. Also I wanted to practice my digital water coloring. Mm yeah.
Done in about 3-4 hours

EDIT:
UM THE AUTHOR SHARED THIS LINK ON HIS FACEBOOK AND IM FLIPPING OUT AAAAAAAAAAA IM SO HAPPY THIS IS SO CRAZY
at first i was getting notifications on this and i was confused because this is rather old but then my friend sent me a screen shot of the post and i'm dying from happiness now
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journeytolifev2's avatar
nice depiction. btw, what software do you use? thanks
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OneirioHobbyist General Artist
thanks!  I use paint tool sai
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np
JWolf123's avatar
Thank you. I have always been interested in the illustration of books I love.
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sure no prob! glad u like it!
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nice! have you read the book?
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OneirioHobbyist General Artist
Yeah of course! Honestly why else would I draw fan art of it? lol
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well, that's true haha. it's surprising to know that a 17-yr old would love a murakami novel!
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Yeah haha but his books really are interesting! I couldn't help but get invested haha
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agree! am a murakami fan here! 😄 would love to see your illustration of 1Q84 or South of the Boarde West of the Sun.
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OneirioHobbyist General Artist
I have yet to read those books yet! But I really want to as soon as school break starts!
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This is friggin awesome!! Reminds me of this: cargocollective.com/lisito/Kaf…
You guys are not the same person, are you?
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OneirioHobbyist General Artist
Ah thanks! Nope, we aren't the same person.
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manasvialexanderProfessional Writer
After reading the book I was looking for some art inspired by it. Really well done. I think you totally got Nakata and Kafka right. Loved it. Thanks for creating it. And just out of curiosity which other book did you read, the one with the not so satisfying ending? 
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I ended here for the same reason. Pictures related to good books are inspiring and touching.
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Thanks!! Ah that was colorless tsukuru tazaki and his years of pilgrimage. I've actually read murakami's dance dance dance a while back, I really recommend it.
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Actually it's the only book of the rat series which I haven'r read. I bought it last week but haven't gotten around to read it. Now that you mentioned it I'd get to it today itself :D
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OneirioHobbyist General Artist
niceeee, most of my friends say its boring tho. But I like it a lot haha
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manasvialexanderProfessional Writer
Yup people have been whining about it, but come on it's Murakami he rarely writes bad stuff.
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that's true
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Wicked art! and what is a murakami?
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OneirioHobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! Murakami is an author haha
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