Holland Oats wrote:
I don't think I've ever read a book by him, but his new one sounds very interesting, if a little daunting at almost 1000 pages.
About 100 pages into this... it's very good.
Murakami seems to be playing in the same sandbox as guys like Guillermo Del Toro and Mike Mignola, to a certain extent.
So far, we've got a female assassin who gets into a taxi and step out in some weird alternate universe, where she starts noticing weird minor differences from things she remembers.. like police wearing entirely different uniforms than she saw just earlier in the day, and the US/Russia building a base on the moon, amongst others.
And a college math teacher agreeing to ghost re-write a story by a high school girl with dyslexia for a short-story contest, about mysterious "little people" (like fairies, I think) coming out of a dead goat's mouth, which may or may not be true and she may or may not actually see these little people in real life.
I guess at some point the two stories come together, I would assume.. but it's pretty weird so far. But good.