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by Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin
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mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it 5 months ago
It’s been almost two days since i finished this book but neither i am able to write a review nor i am letting it go. So here i am with my scattered thoughts about this book, writing whatever i felt like when i read it. Okay so how should I say how it was? Bizarre? Vivid? Dreamlike? Nightmarish? Or m...
The Bone Chamber
The Bone Chamber rated it 6 months ago
I received this book as a Xmas present and started reading it in early January. For one reason or the other, I put it down, and only recently picked it back up again. Today I finally finished it! I must admit that this was a very strange read, perhaps even stranger for me than 'An Invitation to A Be...
Seanachie: A Boston Irish Storyteller and Part-Time Shaman
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle is a wildly imaginative tale straddling the known and apparent world and a shadow world where strange, malevolent and sometimes inexplicable forces are at work. On its face, the tale concerns a jilted, cuckolded husband whose cat and then his wife disappear. Trying to un...
GOMER
GOMER rated it 2 years ago
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kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it 4 years ago
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Book Which I Have Done Read Them
Book Which I Have Done Read Them rated it 4 years ago
I really enjoyed this surreal and charming novel. After just finishing reading it, my initial thought is that the charm of the story will be the thing I will end up remembering it for. As an actual story, not a lot actually happens - like an episode of Seinfeld set in the Twilight Zone. Haruki Murak...
deannahello
deannahello rated it 4 years ago
I loved it. Terribly confusing and totally strange at times I was fascinated. Even when I was busy with other things I found my mind wandering back to the story. Always wondering where is this all going? This was my first book from Haruki murakami and I'm looking forward to reading his other books...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: translation, summer-2010, published-1992, wwii, magical-realism, bullies, families, fraudio, gorefest, historical-fiction, revenge, war, women Read from June 27 to 29, 2010 Opens with La Gazza Ladra by Rossini (The Thieving Magpie) Bullet points are the only way forward for recappi...
otakumom
otakumom rated it 4 years ago
I really enjoyed this novel. It has a good combination of Murakami's signature character development as as well as his surrealistic style. Okada, our male main character almost seems like your typical Murakami disconnected male character -- at least he seems that way, at first. While he does have...
FrancesKR
FrancesKR rated it 4 years ago
Honestly, the overwhelming desire to shake the protagonist until his teeth fell out and he stopped being such a selfish whittering whiner made this incredibly hard to get into. Everyone else seems at least interesting (although I side-eye the Manic Pixie Dream Girl), but right now I just cannot plou...
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