Saturday, May 13, 2006
I did read a third book during my stay in the hospital (and then felt a bit readed out). I'd picked up The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami a few times before, but in the end I'd always put it down thinking I didn't have enough time to devote myself to it (it is just over 600 pages long). I'd always found his books to be slightly strange and surreal, so I was really looking forward to Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. I'm not saying it wasn't good.. I finished it and was oddly captivated throughout, but I think all the subtleties and layers to this book went straight over my head. I finished it thinking that he's a great storyteller, but I wasn't sure what to make out of the end of reading it - I couldn't make out the connection between all of the characters. Anyway, I'd still definately read anything else of his, I quite like his quality of strangeness.