Reviews

  • "Murakami writes of contemporary Japan, urban alienation and journeys of self-discovery, and in this book he combines recollections of the war with metaphysics, dreams and hallucinations into a powerful and impressionistic work"

    Independent
  • "Murakami weaves these textured layers of reality into a shot-silk garment of deceptive beauty"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "Critics have variously likened him to Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Arthur C. Clarke, Don DeLillo, Philip K. Dick, Bret Easton Ellis and Thomas Pynchon - a roster so ill assorted as to suggest Murakami is in fact an original"

    New York Times
  • "Deeply philosophical and teasingly perplexing, it is impossible to put down"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "How does Murakami manage to make poetry while writing of contemporary life and emotions? I am weak-kneed with admiration"

    Independent on Sunday