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  • I found the flashbacks a bit confusing but they did add a lot to the story once I read the entire book

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      The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami is initially a confusing book. The story begins with an unusual scene with a man making spaghetti and a woman calling him on the phone. It continues to feel surreal throughout the story. But there is something beautiful about the way the story unravels and it’s a fascinating

      book to read.

      Nothing about the book feels real. But that’s the appeal of the book - it’s like the whole book is an underlayer of meaning and you can take so much out of it without losing the plot.

      I liked how everything was interconnected and how it seemed like people who should not have a connection with each other at all turned out to have a connection. And how everything was connected in a kind of underworld. Every chapter was a different point of view or story, some of which felt disjointed, but there was a thread running through all of it.

      I found the flashbacks a bit confusing but they ...

      • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - novel
      did add a lot to the story once I read the entire book. I do think this is a book that you have to read all the way through to get anything out of it.

      The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a very compelling book - the characters all behave in mysterious ways but it does

      tell you a lot about human nature. Both in the way the teenage girl behaved when Toru was down in the well and the way the men in the army had to follow orders even when they knew it wouldn’t make a difference. Some of the scenes were actually really scary and kind of gross.

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