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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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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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"It's a bizarre trip and I like it for the exact opposite reason that I like Belsky's book. That book is entirely practical in terms of life work strategies and this book is like a David Lynch film in a book." -- Pam Fujimoto * Drum *
"The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami is a breath of originality. Murakami is known for his unusual blend of the mundane and the fantastical, and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle epitomises this style. This book is my favourite because it really resonated with me, the way it links together seemingly unrelated ideas into a meaningful story is incredibly unique." -- Senan Tuohy-Hamill * University Observer *
"Deeply philosophical and teasingly perplexing, it is impossible to put down" * Daily Telegraph *
"Visionary...a bold and generous book" * New York Times *
"Murakami weaves textured layers of reality into a shot-silk garment of deceptive beauty" * Independent on Sunday *

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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

Paperback edition
26th March 2010
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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

Paperback edition
26th January 2012
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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.

Paperback edition
12th June 2009
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