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4.0 out of 5 stars
not your usual novel!, 18 Sep 2000
If you're looking for one of those fulfilling novels where there is always a conclusive ending, then this is not one of them. You may find yourself shaking your head at Hajime's actions and asking him in your mind, "What do you really want?" And even after the author reveals parts of Shimamoto's past, she remains a highly mysterious character. But Murakami does not write conventional stuff and this book still rates as one of the more thought-provoking ones I have ever read.