“Classic Murakami”, you might say. In this novel, there’s everything that constitutes the style of the writer: magic realism, parallel worlds, jazz, cats, alienated main hero, and mysterious characters. There are no transparent situations and no clear explanations here. Murakami created a world in which everything happens halfway between dream and reality. There’s no way, then, to approach TheWind-up Bird Chronicleas a work of realistic fiction. The phenomenal and original creation of Murakami hypnotises the reader and can make them addicted to his books.
Book also available in polish: Kronika ptaka nakręcacza.