The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

Audiobook CD - 2006
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While searching for his missing wife, Japanese lawyer Toru Okada has strange experiences and meets strange characters. A woman wants phone sex, a man describes wartime torture, he finds himself at the bottom of a well. Part detective story, part philosophical meditation.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Naxos Audiobooks, p2006
ISBN: 9789626344187
9626344180
Characteristics: 21 sound discs (ca. 26 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Additional Contributors: Degas, Rupert
Rubin, Jay 1941-

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Bududo
Sep 28, 2016

This novel is unlike any other that I have read. The characters range from the zany to the cruel to the ordinary. There are many different subplots and interrelated symbols throughout. There are historical fictional scenes as well as dream scenes where one is wondering what is real and what is other world. There are scenes that evoke Poe in tone. All told, this is a hugely entertaining novel - in all senses of the term novel.

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