Reviews

  • A naturalistic coming-of-age story… sprinkled with strange images and written in a hauntingly mournful key

    Guardian
  • [Murakmi’s] elegant, frugal prose creates a tale of courage and hope as Tsukuru tries to unlock the secrets of his past

    Stylist
  • Critics have variously likened Murakami to Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Arthur C Clarke, Don DeLillo, Philip K Dick, Bret Easton Ellis and Thomas Pynchon – a roster so ill-assorted to suggest he is in fact an original

    New York Times
  • A rich and even brilliant piece of work… Genuinely resonant and satisfying

    James Walton, Spectator
  • This is a book for both the new and experienced reader....[it] reveals another side of Murakami, one not so easy to pin down. Incurably restive, ambiguous and valiantly struggling toward a new level of maturation

    Patti Smith, New York Times

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