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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
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Jun 14, 12

bookshelves: around-the-world, world-lit-asia-japan, own, found-in-translation, 1001-books, fiction-contemporary, magical-realism
Recommended for: Carla
Read from May 06 to June 14, 2012 — I own a copy

This was my first Murakami. It will not be my last. The descriptions transported me back to a part of Japan that I once knew well. The sounds, the scents, the feelings and emotions enveloped me as I read. Bittersweet in a way that resonated with his writing. It is very seldom that a writer has the ability to reach me with their words.

The other aspect of this particular book was that while I had worked my way through much of the mysticism, I had not managed to decipher all of the whole. It was a pleasant surprise.
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Reading Progress

05/06/2012 page 341
56.0% "Having trouble putting it down to finish other books."
06/13/2012 page 363
59.0% "Just started rereading after pausing until reading group started up."

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Susan The sound of the cicadas is described so very beautifully in this book.

This resonated with me ... maybe it woke me up.

This was my first Murakami. It will not be my last. The descriptions transported me back to a part of Japan that I once knew well. The sounds, the scents, the feelings and emotions enveloped me as I read. Bittersweet in a way that resonated with his writing. It is very seldom that a writer has the ability to reach me with their words.

The other aspect of this particular book was that while I had worked my way through much of the mysticism, I had not managed to decipher all of the whole. It was a pleasant surprise.


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