It has been a while since a book was suggested to me, let alone a recommendation that came after explaining the way my life works… but there it was.
As the book was described to me, it was a “very easy read”. The polt was not half bad, the flow steady and without waste; but I was most interested in Murakami’s description of the mundane. However, I was not interested in the way he describes the mundane, more of the choice of situations and objects he describes. The ending is obscure and feels rushed, but otherwise a good easy read.
Reading notes (no spoilers):
First, If you are like me and find yourself creating alternate universes from the book as you read, you may find yourself reading a page twice and thinking in the same rhythm of the book as you take a break for a glass of water.
Secondly, if you read a book on the train in NYC be prepared for any manner of woman to ask you what you are reading and stare at you intensely because they dont think you can see them in your peripherals.