Rebecca’s February Recommendation

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

“It is hard to say what, exactly, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is about.  It is at once a depiction of the mysterious collapse of a marriage, a deadpan mystery novel, a young man’s search for his own identity, an investigation into the meaning of war and Japanese national identity, and a dreamlike tour through people’s psyches.  This book is as full of humor and wit as it is of tragedy and violence, and Murakami’s voice and imaginative storytelling propel the reader into the world of the young narrator.  This is an extremely literary, compelling, and leisurely paced novel that stretches genre boundaries–A reader of the mystery novel would likely find it as appealing as the reader of literary fiction, and Murakami’s humorous voice makes it incredibly appealing to all readers”.

Read about it or request it from the library catalog


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