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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
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Jul 29, 2008

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Read in September, 2008

parts of this were very moving and the writing is masterful. However the book was ultimately too long and I actually lost interest with about 1/4 to go. By that point there was too much surrealism and not enough connection to reality. Also there's only so much existentialism I can take without thinking, life is too short to be spending it reading a long book about the meaning of life. Know what I mean?

I give this 3 stars, for the quality of writing and imagination. But it doesn't get more than that because it couldn't hold my interest all the way thru

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