i’ve been meaning to read this for a while. it was an entirely gratifying read, all mysterious with a tangle of threads shooting out in every direction. it was sad to ﬁnished it, though a lot of that might have been that it’s so long and therefore easy to get invested in the characters.
it took me a while to get into murakami — it really wasn’t until after the quake that i realized how good he is. after reading this i felt like reading all his books at once. i’ll probably get around to it eventually.