The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: Vintage Classics Japanese Series - Vintage Classic Japanese Series (Paperback)
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: Vintage Classics Japanese Series - Vintage Classic Japanese Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 624 Pages / Published: 03/10/2019
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Enter the surreal and enchanting world of Haruki Murakami

Toru Okada's cat has disappeared.

His wife is growing more distant every day.

Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has recently been receiving.

As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out. He embarks on a bizarre journey, guided by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.

'Mesmerising, surreal, this really is the work of a true original' The Times

VINTAGE JAPANESE CLASSICS series - five masterpieces of Japanese fiction in gorgeous new gift editions.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784875411
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 532 g
Dimensions: 190 x 135 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Deeply philosophical and teasingly perplexing, it is impossible to put down * Daily Telegraph *
Visionary...a bold and generous book * New York Times *
Critics have variously likened him to Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Arthur C. Clarke, Don DeLillo, Philip K. Dick, Bret Easton Ellis and Thomas Pynchon - a roster so ill assorted as to suggest Murakami is in fact an original * New York Times *
Murakami writes of contemporary Japan, urban alienation and journey's of self-discovery, and in this book he combines recollections of the war with metaphysics, dreams and hallucinations into a powerful and impressionistic work * Independent *
Mesmerising, surreal, this really is the work of a true original * The Times *

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“Totally absorbing”

I found it very difficult to stop reading this book. It draws you into a surreal world with wonderful descriptions, vivid characters and complex plot. The fact that this is a translation does not detract from it at... More

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“Originality is Murakami's middle name”

I started reading this without any idea of what I was getting myself into, but I think that's the best way to do it. Nothing can prepare you for what waits inside this staggering piece of fiction. Even the parts... More

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“The Wind-up Bird Chronicle”

This book is great. It has many twists that continue though out the story. keeping the reader compeled to carry on reading.

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