The Wind-up Bird Chronicle


Wrapping up this end of year with one of the best of Haruki Murakami's works. This is the last Murakami's book in my bookshelf *sigh*. I guess I need to wait for his newest work impatiently.

The story is as stunning as usual. It's about an ordinary-30-something guy, Toru Okada, who experienced 3 losses in his life which are his job at a law firm, his wife's cat and the last one his wife herself. In searching the missing cat and his wife, he encounters a group of bizarre people and things. Beside those bizarre stuff, it is also told that the main character, Toru Okada likes to climb down to a dry well in the neighborhood. He stays there for days to think and finally meets a very strange experience. What do you think, is it weird enough?

If you love Murakami's works, you will enjoy this book since there are lots of bizarre stuffs. They are just too bizarre until you are confused either they are real or only imaginative. No need to think about that. Just read the story carefully and absorb the details. At the end of the story you will realize that you have gone through a fantastic experience.

Mesmerizing. Fascinating. Murakami at his best.

7 comments:

ana December 27, 2010 at 3:16 PM  

i have one book of Murakami work's at my bookshelf, i just picked it up at the flea market becuse many people talk about Murakami. The tittle is "a wild Sheep Chase". Have you read it?

i try to read it, but i just dont familiar with him yet

uwien December 28, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

please just tell me : what happenned to his wife? hehehe

riana December 30, 2010 at 6:34 AM  

@Ana: I've read "A Wild Sheep Chase", it's one of Murakami's weirdest book, difficult to finish if you never read his work. Try his other book, the simple one "Norwegian Wood" (already translated into bahasa), hope you enjoy it..:)

@Uwien: Whew..a very difficult question, only Murakami knows what exatcly happened to Okada's wife *ngeles mode on* :p

alaya January 4, 2011 at 12:23 PM  

i read this book a few years ago.
one of the thickest murakami's book i've ever read :D

but it's good. not as weird as 'a wild sheep chase'

Indahjuli January 5, 2011 at 3:00 AM  

Buku Murakami yang ini masih cantik terbungkus plastik *doh*

sapidudunk January 5, 2011 at 10:17 AM  

ah, it should be my lucky.. i pass The Wild Sheep Chase to one of my friend.. I think you'r right, i must start on Norwegian wood first. Thanks

riana January 5, 2011 at 2:18 PM  

@alaya: yeah..after finishing this thick book, I feel quite amazed of myself:)

@Indah: Melihat penampakan buku ini memang males ya, tebel bgt, aku juga baru baca bukunya setelah 2 thn buku ini duduk manis di rak buku, tapi begitu kamu mulai baca pasti jadi males berhenti, penasaran, ayo...start the reading now...:)

@Ana: Yes, start "Norwegian Wood" first, then continued with "Kafka on the Shore" (already translated in bahasa also), it's one of Murakami's masterpiece.