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4.26  ·  Rating details ·  149 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Paperback, 509 pages
Published February 20th 2008 by 新潮社
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Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing

A grande finale is more like it. I compared some chapters and passages with the English translation, but found the latter wanting. That may have something to do with the fact I didn't rate it as high five years ago; or it may have to do with how much I can read better now. Who knows, but this was a ripping good read, bar some chapters that were slow going, such as Mei's letters. Overall though, it delivers a gripping story that's pretty un-put-down-able.

While Murakami usually ends his
Andrew Harrison
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

We are tempted to overrate long books we struggle through. This one’s 900 pages in Japanese, so I might be inclined to overpraise it a tad.

I first read this in English about 20 years ago, and while parts of it left a lasting impression, much of it washed over me. To mark 20 years since I started studying Japanese, I was determined to read a long literary novel in the original, but I felt it would be good idea to go for something I was at least a little familiar with.

Mar 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-japanese
I was almost hoping to give this book FOUR stars. (My average rating is so high... It's not my fault if I keep choosing books I think I'll like!)

But the end... It really became thrilling as soon as Toru entered the hotel. It took a turn I didn't expect and I couldn't put the book down for the last couple of chapters. It really made up for the slower scenes, mostly Mei's letters and the Manchuria chronicles. They were interesting too, but sometimes I just didn't feel like switching back to those
Neva Marsden
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okej. Fajn. Bolo to fantastické.
Murakamiho štýl si (zrejme) buď zamilujete, alebo vás unudí svojimi dlhými opismi a úvahami. Ja som si ho, (ne)prekvapivo, úplne zamilovala. Paranormálne prvky tejto série ma zo začiatku prekvapili, ale na druhej strane pridali deju na zaujímavosti. Najlepšie (alebo najhoršie) na tejto knihe je však jej otvorenosť; neštíti sa reálnych, ľudských postáv, zo všetkými ich temnými stránkami. A či už budete paranormálne prvky brať ako metaforu, alebo nie, stále sa b
Mar 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Asi najlepší diel trilógie, aj keď tým si nie som celkom istá, pretože prvé dva diely som čítala ozaj dávno (a pri čítaní som si neraz želala, aby vyšli všetky časti v jednom zväzku) a spočiatku som bola zmätené a nepamätala si nejaké detailnejšie súvislosti. Dobrá trilógia, hoci nepatrí k mojim obľúbeným, ale Murakami je predsa najlepší, takže tak či tak to bolo skvelé čítanie.

Plus, oceňujem preklad, ktorý sa čítal naozaj nádherne!
Adam P
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this to practice my Japanese, while I lived there in 2002. I had already read the English translation so it was easy to read. I was surprised at how simple his writing is to read in it's native language. Compared to the English translations which often seemed a bit convoluted this was a snap.
I'm a bit on the fence between liking and really liking this book (3 vs 4 stars). It was a very interesting story that made me want to know more and find out the answers to the various mysterious elements of the story. What puts me off, however, are the lack of answers and pieces that seemed relevant and necessary as I read them but came to feel didn't add much to the story in the end. For example, although Mamiya and May are a large part of the story, I couldn't help but feel they didn't hold m ...more
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle is as mysterious and enthralling as the world its protagonist blindly gropes his way through. It is filled with symbolism and parallels that defy ready interpretation, but everyone who reads to the end will take something away from it. The characters are memorable and the story generally keeps the pages turning, though it does get bogged down a little in the third volume (hence the lower rating). Well worth the read, though those with a weak stomach for violence might ...more
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Murakami Haruki (Japanese: 村上 春樹) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator. His work has been described as 'easily accessible, yet profoundly complex'. He can be located on Facebook at:

Since childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature. He grew up reading a range of works by Am
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