I've been really looking forward to reading one of Haruki Murakami's books, and this is the one that particularly caught my eye. Murakami's stories and writing are a bizarre mix of realism and a fantasy world. In this book a young man named Toru Okada looks for his wife's missing cat. Eventually, he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a strange "netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo." He meets a whole group of strange characters, allies and antagonists. As the book progresses, it becomes harder and harder to tell what is real and what is not. This book had a great plot, and I really liked the narration of the book. Toru Okada tells the story, and he is matter-of-fact and observant. I look forward to reading more of Haruki Murakami's books in the future.
Read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle:
- if you like Haruki Murakami
- if you like Japanese literature
- if you like bizarre fiction
|Very Good! I would recommend this book!|