The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Author: Haruki Murakami (1997)

This book established Murakami as a major figure in world literature and deals with some heavy subjects delivered in a very readable, straight-ahead, first person narrative, enveloped in an almost supernatural/dreamlike ambiance: the transitory nature of romantic love, the evil vacuity of contemporary politics and, most provocative of all, the legacy of Japan’s violent aggression in World War II.

Propulsive and brilliantly inventive I couldn’t put this book down. Now looking forward to tackling another from this great writer.

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