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User Review  - Berly - LibraryThing

You truly have to put aside reality to read Murakami's books sometimes. For instance, this book centers around a special sheep that one very influential guy may have encountered 40 years ago and it ... Read full review

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User Review  - traumleben - LibraryThing

If you like magical realism or want to read Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Japanese cousin (not really,) then you'll enjoy Murakami. Aside from this book, I've only ready "Sputnik Sweetheart" so I'm not ... Read full review

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

I can't beat Joel's picture review. Go look at his review instead of mine. This was Murakami's first novel published in English, and it's got everything I like about his work - and most of what he was ... Read full review

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It is a fairly interesting book. What I find odd though is that the book starts very slow, then around the middle is a very medium pace, then I feel like the ending was very quick. Almost like Murakami was bored and just wanted to finish up the book. But if you get through all the slowness of the beginning it gets better. It has a fun mystery to it that keeps you guessing so that kept me hooked. I think it's worth a read. 

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This is my favorite (or maybe 2nd favorite, after Kafka on the Shore) Murakami novel.
It is a surreal search for a special sheep that is the lord of the underworld.
It is vintage, thought provoking, strange, and wonderful all at the same time, no one does a better job of sending you through the looking glass and making you think this totally bizarre altnerate world probably does exist right alongside our own. 

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User Review  - mhanlon - LibraryThing

This was a fun romp. A bit of mysticism and magic, kind of angry sheep, and a journey to the ends of the world (or Japan, anyway). Read full review

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