Reviews

  • "Murakami shares with Alfred Hitchcock a fascination for ordinary people being suddenly plucked by extraordinary circumstances from their daily lives"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Not just an impressive essay in witness literature, but also a unique sounding of the quotidian Japanese mind"

    Independent
  • "A scrupulous and unhistrionic look into the heart of the horror"

    Scotsman
  • "The testimonies he assembles are striking. From the very beginning Underground is impossibly moving and unexpectedly engrossing"

    Time Out
  • "There is no artifice or pretension in Underground. There is no need for cleverness. What Murakami describes happens to ordinary people in a frighteningly ordinary way. And it is all the more bizarre for that"

    Observer