|Kafka on the Shore cover|
This book was just amazing. The two story lines intertwine in the most wonderful manner. The book is at the same time very open, but leaves some key details untold and there is this some mysterious thing leave the characters somewhat distant, but that's good. Then there are just some silly scenes in the book that make it even more charming. Was Colonel Sanders Murakami who intervenes to get the story back on track?
Compared to "Sputnik Sweetheart" this book it's in a league of its own. If you want to read something by Murakami give this one a read.
You can listen to the Archduke trio online at the Petrucci Music Library. It is actually a very nice piece of music and very approachable. Give it a listen.