Summer Reading List: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

After taking the last couple weeks to get a jump start on the fall semester’s reading, I decided to use my quickly dwindling summer free time to enjoy one more novel, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. Set in the 1980s in a Tokyo suburb, the book is a surreal, stream-of-conscience mystery novel about a Toru Okada, an unemployed classical music aficionado that is trying to find his wife’s runaway cat. I’m 100 pages in and still have no clue what’s happening, but Murakami’s prose is clever and compelling. I’m really interested to see where this one goes.


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