Book 36: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

The Wind-Up Bird ChronicleThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Finished reading February 19, 2013

Rating 8/10

Some books take forever to finish. For me those books seem to be the ones spanning over more than 400 pages. They seem a bit frightening to say the least, as I never know whether I’ll survive reading it.

The same was with “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle”. It is interesting enough, but there’s not much suspense to keep you going page after page.

The characters are vivid and there’s enough mystery about them to leave a nagging feeling that there’s something not quite right.

The book is about a man, who in the course of the book gets the nick-name Mr. Wind-Up Bird. His cat has gone missing, he has quit his job and to top it off his wife leaves him. So the moral of the story: don’t lose your cat if you want your relationship to survive. Only joking, that’s not the moral of the story, at least I hope it isn’t.

In about 600 pages one gets to read about the protagonists search for himself and his wife and about all the curious people who suddenly appear in his life bearing such unusual names.

It reminded me of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” for some reason, with it’s odd happenings…



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