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1.0 out of 5 stars Another random sequence of events, 8 Feb 2010
This review is from: Kafka On The Shore (Vintage Magic) (Paperback)
This the second of two Murakami novels I have now read and the feeling that I have come away with on both occasions is one of being both being cheated (out of the time it took to read them) and of huge disappointment. It is clear that M has an ability to write well drawn characters. However, the impression I get from his modus operandi is that he sits down and writes whatever pops into his head that day with no attempt WHATSOVER at piecing these threads back together for any type of resolution. I do not want all loose ends brought together a la some kind of airport best seller, BUT this book really just lurches from one peculiar episode to the next and it really does try your patience. You can see echoes of other writers in M's work (Pyncheon, Rushdie), but he is a good few rungs below this class and I don;t get the plaudits that he gets, for both this wilfully bizarre novel and his 'masterpiece' (ha ha ha) The Wind Up Board Chronicle. I will not be wasting any more of my life reading this adolescent nonsense.
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Initial post: 9 Jun 2010 16:47:26 BDT
Dave says:
He is not meant to close the threads and the happenings are not copmpletely random.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2011 06:10:10 GMT
Araminta says:
For the love of God, man, it's Wind-Up BIRD Chronicle, not BOARD Chronicle.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2011 20:55:40 GMT
Dandillus says:
Um, yes, I know. I don't know why I wrote BOARD. Strange.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2011 17:01:56 BDT
is this meant to say "bored"?
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