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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
14 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Hmmm...I read an interview with a famous writer once, i can't remember his name, but he said that in order to succeed all art has to provoke some kind of reaction. It can of course be good or bad. This is one thing that Murakami has achieved with this novel.

The first third of the book I found to be quite enjoyable and unique; Murakami was throwing in so many characters and so many pivotal scenes and events that I was intrigued to see how he would tie everything up. And he did this by using an oft-ignored narrative technique: completely ignoring them.

The last two sections of this book dematerialize into random and generally unconnected events. About 400 pages of… Read more
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes ~ TV on the Radio
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius, 25 Dec 2005
Ok...so the last guy didn't like it that much he had to say so twice, but this album is dauntingly excellent. I have had it now for a year and a bit and it is one of the few cd's I have that recieves constant play. And every time another thing jumps out that makes you appreciate it that much more. Not a huge deviation from their e.p although noticeably so in some songs, but is that really a fair criticism when the e.p is so fresh and flawlessly concieved? A unique and incredible achievement.