Book Reviews of Haruki Murakami's The Wind-up Bird Chronicle: A Reader's Guide (Continuum Contemporaries)

Haruki Murakami's The Wind-up Bird Chronicle: A Reader's Guide (Continuum Contemporaries)
Haruki Murakami's The Wind-up Bird Chronicle A Reader's Guide - Continuum Contemporaries
Author: Matthew Strecher
ISBN-13: 9780826452399
ISBN-10: 0826452396
Publication Date: 1/2002
Pages: 96
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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This is an interesting little book. It's only 98 pages or so, but they pack a lot in. There is a biography of Murakami, that involves a lot of psychological analysis and history (with lots of quotes taken from interviews - which is what I really enjoyed.)
Then it has a "reader's guide" with a breakdown of events and character relationships (and is keen enough to give relevant information/characters from his other works.) Then there is a "discussion questions" section (which I skipped) and another "discussions section" which analyises the book in reference to his whole body of work.
Finally there is a short bibliography and "other references" (although the websites are kind of dated- and don't even list his official Random House page.)
Totally worth buying (if not getting on here) - if only for the biography, though rabid fans may already know most of the biographical bits.