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Does it need editing?>

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Peter I think it could be edited down to quite a short book, because the essential parts of the story are fairly simple. But does it need it? Only if you want to quickly find out what happens, but then you’ll also quickly find out that a lot of questions don’t get answered.
VDoll Yes! While Murakami is great at putting in little details that make you feel you are right there in his characters' lives, even he can sometimes take it too far. When you come across such passages feel free to skim or skip them at your discretion. It's a long book and you'll have plenty to read (and enjoy) without needing to read each and every piece of it.
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