Books Philip Gabriel Books by Philip Gabriel Philip Gabriel has written books about: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Literary Fiction Fiction Historical Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Philip Gabriel Book Reviews Haruki Murakami Paints A 'Colorless' Character In A Vividly Imagined World August 18, 2014 Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, about a young man looking for closure, offers Haruki Murakami's trademark blend of fantasy and reality. Some moments fall flat, but many others are intoxicating. Haruki Murakami Paints A 'Colorless' Character In A Vividly Imagined World Listen · 3:35 3:35 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/340182830/341409864" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews '1Q84': Murakami's Orwellian Bestseller Comes To U.S. October 25, 2011 Haruki Murakami's story will carry you away to a new world and keep you there for a long time. Three volumes have been masterfully translated and bound together into a 900-page epic of murder, fanaticism, music, sex and intrigue. The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books In Japan, Is Technology Or Tradition The 'Villain'? August 10, 2010 Japanese novelist Shuichi Yoshida straddles the boundary between the pre- and post-Internet world, and his latest book is a crime thriller challenging assumptions about real and virtual identities. Villain contrasts Japan's welcoming embrace of the wired world with its strong roots in tradition. Murakami Offers a Runaway's Tale in Latest NoveI February 8, 2005 Alan Cheuse reviews Kafka on the Shore by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. The novel's protagonist, Kafka Tamura, is a Huck Finn-like runaway who leaves Tokyo and heads toward the provinces in search of his destiny.