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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Vintage International) - Haruki Murakami This is probably the only non-technical book I've ever read that deals at length with running. For years I was quite enveloped by running myself, which is probably why I so thoroughly enjoyed and found myself nodding in agreement with Murakami when he desribed the meditative, void-like nature that is the mind of a distance runner, or the near neurotic obsession so many of us have in regards to bettering our various run-related metrics. The parts dealing with the craft of writing were enlightening, too, as I, like so many other readers, am afflicted with the belief that I have that Great Book lying somewhere within me. Perhaps it's time to lace up my shors, hit the road again, and see if I can't find my muse somewhere in that void...