Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Eight books for the college-bound student

At Flavorwire, Colette McIntyre tagged eight books every college-bound student should read, including:
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Toru Okada, the protagonist of Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, is painfully passive. Hopelessly adrift, he wanders through a life that is slowly receding from him. As the characters that populate his world begin to disappear, Toru becomes involved in a series of fantastical events that occur in a seemingly innocuous well. In their most vulnerable moments, when they lack both ambition and guidance, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle will provide graduates some much-needed solitude and a fantasy to get lost in.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue