Catch of the Day
by BookPirate on November 12, 2007As 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 of the relationships he builds or tears down. I’ve always thought Murakami is the best writer of killing time. He has a knack for describing mundane tasks to give us an understanding of his characters.
This book is about more than a missing wife and the equally missing family cat. Murakami manages to inject an off-beat nymphet into each of his books and also throws in his unusual but captivating secondary character (this time the mute boy codenamed Cinnamon). Contemporary Japan, a flashback tale of an old war hero and an escort service are thrown in the mix.
If this hits the spot, try 'Kafka on the Shore' and 'Sputnik Sweetheart', both by Murakami.
You're signed up (and we ♥ you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!