What an absolutely epic book. A literary thriller focussing on a farm stretching back generations and the broken dreams of its present day occupants, this book gripped like a vice and didn’t let go until it had broken my heart. Highly recommended. Full review is on my blog here.
Author: Haruki Murakami
Review Summary: Although the book was long and the ending was abrupt, I loved the writing and can’t wait to read more books by Murakami.
This book was so long and so strange that I’m not even sure where to start telling you what it was about, but I’ll do my best. The story involves two main characters and we alternate between their view points. Aomame is an assassin and Tengo is a writer. As the story progresses, they get pulled closer and closer together by events that initially seemed unrelated but which turn out to have a deep connection. The book involves questions of destiny and pre-determination, parallel worlds and some surprising magical elements.
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