Kafka on the Shore is full of mysteries: Where are the narrator's mother and sister? What is behind the Rice Bowl Hill incident? But the question captivating 1book140 followers is, Who is the "the boy named Crow"? Murakami's novel opens with a conversation between the narrator and the mysterious Crow, but several chapters in, we're still not quite sure who (or what?) he is.
Here are some theories floated by our readers:
1.) He's the narrator's imaginary friend
2.) He's the narrator's alter ego
3.) He is the narrator
TBNC wishes Kafka a happy birthday when he's not there on the bus. So TBNC HAS to be Kafka talking to himself right...? #1b140_1
4.) He's a ghost
#1b140_4 and wild guess just for fun: Satoru Nakata is Crow. His ghost leaves his body and tries to get other boys to run away from home.
Do you have a theory that's not listed here? Let us know in the comments (but don't spoil it if you've already finished the book!).