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ISBN: 1846553873 / ISBN-13: 9781846553875

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle


This title includes a reading guide. Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. ... Show synopsis

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  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Harvill Secker) – Hardcover (2010)
    by Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (Translator)

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    Hardcover, Harvill Secker
    Limited centenary ed.
    624 pages

    ISBN: 1846553873
    ISBN-13: 9781846553875

    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.

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Overall customer rating: 5.000


by Louise on Jun 23, 2011

This story is an exploration on the psychic connection between individuals. The Protagonist Okada meets a variety of characters throughout this story, which is structured in layers. Not one character he encounters is superfluous to the story line, It is presented like a master painting. Imagine Van ... More


Catch of the Day

by BookPirate on Nov 12, 2007

As with most of Murakami?s work, the first two-thirds of his books are engaging. The ending doesn't strangle you with a conclusion, which leaves everything open for discussion (always the sign of a good book) Murakami creates characters with quirk, concepts that smack of the serial. It?s grand to read ... More


so far...

by Kamui on Apr 4, 2007

i started reading this as soon as i got it and im already more then half way done :p its such a good book, i would reccomend anything by haruki murakami to anyone i know, old people, young people, funny people, boring people, and even smelly people :p hahaha this is such and awsome book, though i must ... More


A Modern Classic

by greebs on Mar 22, 2007

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is an insane book. Both in its genius and in the way it breaks virtually every rule I have been taught about creative writing. On the surface, it is about Toru Okada, a man in his mid-thirties who has quit his job as a lawyer to stay at home and figure out what he wants to ... More

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