Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami & Philip Gabriel

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

By Haruki Murakami & Philip Gabriel

  • Release Date: 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 572 Ratings


New York Times #1 Bestseller
A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the year

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami.

Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.


  • Worst Murakami to date

    By Matt31415
    Although I have been a fan of Murakami for years, this book was a disappointment. Boring plot, zero drama, terrible and wooden dialogue. This book should be called, "A book written about the most boring guy in Japan." I hope Murakami doesn't phone in any more novels like this one.
  • Good read

    By Cmore Butts
    A very introspective look at the life of a person with abandonment and intimacy issues. His journey to overcome that and the journey he went through to get there.
  • A must read book

    By Maitha Al Ghurair
    Loved it... Murakami never fails to impress the readers with his story telling techniques.
  • Full of colors!

    By Aziz S.
    I was given time to reflect, & the author intentionally makes you feel like you're living someone else's life with every passing page. At least I learned a thing or two about trains!
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgramage

    By 16?daiana77
    This latest book was yet again a disappointment. The earliest books were so very fun to read! What has happened?! Boring, boring, boring!
  • Quoteable.

    By William Frisella
    One to relish the genius of the authors words on love and life. A sequel has to be forthcoming.
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

    By amradiobabe
    This book is as colorless as it's title character. It's like a premise of a book, a launching pad for a really great novel that ends before it's potential has been reached.
  • Goes downhill.......

    By HarrisonJay
    The first 50 pages held my interest, but it soon became excruciatingly dull. Ended on a flat note, and for this reader, at least, the reaction was "who cares?"
  • There is no ending

    By Bacon Maker
    After taking the time to read this somewhat interesting 'mystery' we find a very dissatisfying ending...or more a lack of an ending. We find out nothing of the fate of the main character or the others around him. Often it is best at the end of a story to say 'and they lived happily ever after' and let it go at that after the plot has been satisfied (why ruin a good ending, right?), but you never even reach that point with this book...there is no ending...and we don't even know enough to imagine one. A complete and utter failure of a book. And I even delayed starting the latest escapades of Jack Reacher to finish this disatisfier! Arghh!
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years Of Pilgrimage

    By SPBerko
    Murakami can make any subject fascinating. His descriptions of characters and what they are thinking and feeling is remarkable.