Thursday, April 15, 2010
Japanese Literature Read-Along: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: Book 2
This month, the Japanese Literature Read-Along group, led by Tanabata, read Book Two of Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. You can read my thoughts on Book One here. I have a notoriously bad memory for books so I was surprised to find this one very easy to pick back up this month.
Book Two definitely feels like the middle of a book. We rejoin Toru Okada, the unemployed main character of the story, as he encounters various mysterious characters and family members. I don't believe there were any new characters introduced in this section of the book. There was very little resolved and even more plot lines opened up. I still felt that everything seemed purposeful but the book started to veer more into the realm of the supernatural and it was a bit strange.
I can't wait to finish this novel next month. I have no idea where it is going but I'm hoping for the best for Okada. He's a unique character.
I will be discussing this more today at In Spring It Is The Dawn.
Missing the sound of the wind-up bird,
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