The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Paperback)
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Paperback)

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Paperback 624 Pages
Published: 22/04/1999
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'Murakami weaves textured layers of reality into a shot-silk garment of deceptive beauty' - Independent on Sunday

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, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099448792
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm


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Murakami writes of contemporary Japan, urban alienation and journeys 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

Deeply philosophical and teasingly perplexing, it is impossible to put down - Daily Telegraph

Murakami weaves these textured layers of reality into a shot-silk garment of deceptive beauty - Independent on Sunday

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

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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