The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

A man's search for his wife's missing cat evolves into a surreal journey through Tokyo's underbelly, where he encounters a bizarre collection of characters with strange stories and peculiar obsessions. As he delves deeper, he finds himself entangled in a web of dreamlike scenarios, historical digressions, and metaphysical investigations. His reality becomes increasingly intertwined with the dream world as he grapples with themes of fate, identity, and the dark side of the human psyche.

The 277th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1650

Since this book was first published in 1994, there is a penalty of 32.0%. The age adjusted score is 1122.0.

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