The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 22/04/1999
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Originality is Murakami's middle name
I started reading this without any idea of what I was getting myself into, but I think that's the best way to do it. Nothing can prepare you for what waits... READ MORE
Kat Lockwood


'Murakami weaves textured layers of reality into a shot-silk garment of deceptive beauty' - Independent on Sunday

Toru Okada's cat has disappeared. His wife is growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has recently been receiving.

As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099448792
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Weight: 450g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Totally absorbing
I found it very difficult to stop reading this book. It draws you into a surreal world with wonderful descriptions, vivid characters and complex plot. The ... READ MORE
Gwenno Ford
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
This book is great. It has many twists that continue though out the story. keeping the reader compeled to carry on reading.
Hugh Phillips
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Loved it
Mythical, magical, mystical , intriguing , intoxicating , love murakami