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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
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May 24, 2009

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bookshelves: japan, oslo-book-club
Read in May, 2009

Reading the plot synopsis, I couldn't quite figure out what this book was about of if it was something I would be interested in. I realize now that writing a plot summary for this book is pretty much futile, as the basic plot serves simply as a vessel to carry Murakami's unusual characters and surreal situations. As such, there's not always a lot of flow to the story and virtually no resolution at the end.

The writing itself is quite interesting and appears as though it's dripping with symbolism. Unfortunately, this all went sailing over my head and left me confused, wondering what it was supposed to mean. I toyed briefly with the idea of searching out a critical explanation and re-reading it to better understand the books subtle recurring themes and imagery, but while I still have so many things on my to-read list, a re-read of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle will have to remain on the shelf.
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