Phheewww..So I finished "Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" by Haruki Murakami and have to say that read ing it was definitely a unique experience. I can't really say it has a point, at least not ONE big point, its just way too complex and and crazy to be summed up in one, two notions. Soo....if you like movies like Mulholland Drive, are interested in the philosophy of modern Japan and wanna learn a bit about the Russian-Japanese war----this is your book. I'll definitely enter the labyrinth that is it's "plot" again and again.
Being impressed by this Jap. author (who, to my "relief" is a very "Western" author who doesn't deal with Geisha and Samurai clishes but portrays a modern globalized Tokyo) I started readin his love story "Norwegian Wood" an so far I'm equally satisfied. Beautiful although I'm usually not the guy to read romantic stories,,,,in fact it's much more than that
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