One of Murakami’s best novels - and that’s saying something! Many of his regular themes are here, and his beautiful craft and eye for detail, plus a dollop of magic realism. Finally it’s all tied together with three mysteries that drag the reader forcefully along. An absolute gem.
This is a typical Murakami novel. Strange and compelling from start to end. If you have not read Murakami before, I do not recommend to start with this book. For the long time readers of this Japanese storyteller, I know you will enjoy this story immensely!