Wind-up Bird Chronicle

Author(s): Haruki Murakami

Fiction - Contemporary

Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has started receiving. As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.

I finished this book at the beginning of the month and loved it. Murakami is one of the strangest writers I have ever read, but is quickly becoming one of my favourites. His use of symbolism and the most bizarre brand of magical realism are really appealing to me. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle was literary escapism at its best. If you like magical realism and haven’t read this, do. It’s worth the 600 pages. - Holly

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A mesmerising, surreal novel - Murakami's most celebrated and influential masterpiece

'Murakami writes of contemporary Japan, urban alienation and journey's of self-discovery, and in this book he combines recollections of the war with metaphysics, dreams and hallucinations into a powerful and impressionistic work', Independent .'Murakami weaves these textured layers of reality into a shot-silk garment of deceptive beauty', Independent on Sunday .'Critics have variously likened him to Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Arthur C. Clarke, Don DeLillo, Philip K. Dick, Bret Easton Ellis and Thomas Pynchon - a roster so ill assorted as to suggest Murakami is in fact an original', New York Times .'Deeply philosophical and teasingly perplexing, it is impossible to put down', Daily Telegraph .'How does Murakami manage to make poetry while writing of contemporary life and emotions? I am weak-kneed with admiration', Independent on Sunday

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The most recent of his many honours is the Franz Kafka Prize.

General Fields

  • : 9780099448792
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : November 1998
  • : 197mm X 131mm X 39mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Modern fiction
  • : Haruki Murakami
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : en
  • : 895.635
  • : 624