by Haruki Murakami
Ebook, 1084 Pages
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This was a moody, emotionally driven book.
I felt completely in sync with the characters ups and downs. This was some seriously good writing.
When the author wrote about a character going grocery shopping, and described it in nigh excruciating detail, I still found it engrossing.
The mystery of the little people, the 2 moons, the tension about Sakigake[or however it is spelled], the unfolding of the romance across time between the 2 main characters, I found it all absorbing and enthralling.
Then there was the graphic sex. Again, again and again. It fit with the flow of the narrative, but it was not necessary. Murakami is a good enough author that he could have gotten his point across in the way he wanted without the graphicness. When I read a book, I do not want to read that kind of stuff.
And that is why I only gave it 2 stars. The writing and storyline really deserved closer to 5, but because of the sexual aspect I could not recommend this book to anyone.
Nor am I now willing to try the author’s other works. It just is not worth it to me.