The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    • 4.3 • 37 Ratings
    • $14.99
    • $14.99

Publisher Description

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.

'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

'Deeply philosophical and teasingly perplexing, it is impossible to put down' Daily Telegraph

'Mesmerising, surreal, this really is the work of a true original' The Times

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
10 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
624
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
5.4
MB

Customer Reviews

TheDonIII ,

Disturbing, aimless narrative.

I really wish I never read this book. Having read one of his other books, which was something of a masterpiece, I bought this with high expectations. This book, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, however, was filled with extreme, disgusting violence, insipid characters and a plodding, pointess storyline. The highlight was when the whiny, lethargic main character was killed off - then the author brought him back to life in the last section of the book! Struggled to get to the end.

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