woohoo, this is Goodreads' favorite novel of the year, and mine as well!
I enjoyed very much After Dark and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, so when I heard that this life opus was coming out, I requested it very early on from my public library, the best ever, and I got it THE DAY IT WAS RELEASED IN BOOKSTORES!
It was really thrilling to be able to dive into it right away, and what a dive it was!
I enjoy long books, but it’s probably the first book of over 900 pages when I never felt bored one line or thought the author could have made it shorter; actually, I was sad it ended, and I could have gone on many more pages. It does seem to me in fact that there a sequel would be great.
And it is a work in translation, and translated by 2 people! Not sure how they did it, it felt the same style all over, and so fluid, it did not “stink translation”, as I sometimes say. OK I don’t read Japanese, but still, this seems to be really well done. Congratulations to fellow translators!
So what is so good about this book? First, if you are familiar with Murakami, you have to expect...
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