Star Rating: 3.5 Stars Borrow it (or buy for collection)
Won an advanced reading copy from publisher! Paperback.
Definitely not as good as his other work. What a let down. Also, where are the cats?? There are half naked people, cooking, and music but no cats. The novel is still beautifully written, but the story line is really lacking. I hate it when a favorite author disappoints!! I love Murakami’s work. Most of them amble, take long winding roads but eventually do go somewhere. They are lovely, beautiful, pleasant trips that sometimes make you go WTF. While this one was still beautiful to read, absolutely nothing happens except a teen boy gets thrown out of a group of friends and is basically scared for life. The whole book is him dealing with this. Seriously??? So sad I didn’t love this.