The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Paperback)Haruki Murakami (author)
'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
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm
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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“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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