Top critical review
This book was a very Slow and plain read.
Reviewed in India on 16 August 2020
This book is a collection of short stories of men dealing with absence of women, betrayal, or deep Emotions towards women.
This is a Unqiue novel; one which you don't read quite often; nor the emotions, instances, the relationships that are described are not the ideal-next-door-common ones.
Murakami writes so intricately about these men who suffer, thrive, long for the presence, touch and involvement of women who are so varied, & his writing is what kept me reading the book.
This book has a very acquiescent. I felt like my interest towards the short stories could be portrayed graphically; like it had its high peaks and lows. Sometimes it was bland and moderate. But tis book just didn't catch my attention; like grab me , divulge and did not keep me hooked which I really appreciate about 'Murakami' and his book.