Lush, sexy and ever-so compelling, this is Murakami’s bestselling foray into the world of straight-forward contemporary fiction. Not that there is anything simple about this wonderful coming-of-age novel. Murakami thinks the things you think, listens to the music you listen to and reads the books you have read. You can almost reach out and touch his fiction, it is so immediate and familiar. And he renders this all in such simple beauty that it fairly breaks your heart. If you have not discovered Murakami yet, you should make it your number one priority.
9 out of 10