- This is my first Murakami book.
- The story revolves around two characters Aomame and Tengo Kwana
- Aomame is a Instructor at a sports club and has a dark side to her life
- Tengo Kwana works as a maths teacher at a Cram School and aspires to be a writer
- The story slowly gains pace and i found the narration to be quite gripping
- I wondered at times what made Murakami think of a story like this
- As the story progresses, the reader realizes that the lives of the two characters are closely interwined and what the two set out to do are in its own way quite dangerous
- I found the pace to be slacking a bit towards the end, when the reader can anticipate the end
- I also felt that some of the narration was a bit redundant, as when it comes to describing the character 'Ushikawa'
- The story could also have been better edited for the above mentioned reason
- But i believe the above should not stop anyone from reading the book
- it is brilliant and i haven't read anything like this before
- Highly recommended
- A suggestion: If you can read it in e-book format, it is better because at 1200 plus pages, it is not just a literal heavy weight
- Read May/June 2013
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