Reviews

  • "It’s safe to say that there’s no one like Murakami"

    Literary Review
  • "Murakami’s reality has many sides; some plain, some fancy. Translators Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen capture every colour on this mind-altering palette. No other author mixes domestic, fantastic and esoteric elements into such weirdly bewitching shades. Murakami’s “Land of Metaphor” remains a country where wonders never cease"

    Boyd Tonkin, Financial Times
  • "Wild, thrilling. . . Murakami is a master storyteller and he knows how to keep us hooked"

    Sunday Times
  • "Exhilarating. . . . Only in the calm madness of his magical realism can Murakami truly capture one of his obsessions, the usually ineffable yearning that drives a person to make art"

    Washington Post
  • "Expansive and intricate . . . touches on many of the themes familiar in Mr. Murakami’s novels: the mystery of romantic love, the weight of history, the transcendence of art, the search for elusive things just outside our grasp"

    New York Times