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Thu, 28 Dec 2006

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

— SjG @ 2:09 pm

Haruki Murakami, Vintage, 1997

This isn’t the first time I’ve read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. It may not be the last.

Wind-Up Bird seems to me the culmination of Murakami’s prior work. It has all of his hallmarks: a strangely detached narrator, dreamworlds that intersect with reality in nysterious ways, people responding to unseen forces, wells, and teenage girls of questionable mental stability.

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One response to “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle”

  1. Peter Lada says:

    Wind-Up Bird is in my top-3 Murakami as well. With Wild Sheep Chase (similarly surrealist, but tackling the issue of suicides) and Sputnik Sweetheart (less fantastical, possibly the best book written about human longing, similarly powerfully expressed as in some Wong Kar-Wai movies)

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