The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Haruki Murakami with Jay Rubin

fiction contemporary literary magical realism challenging mysterious reflective slow-paced

607 pages | first published 1994

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Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the bu...
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Moods

mysterious 88%
reflective 58%
dark 53%
challenging 47%
adventurous 39%
tense 22%
emotional 21%
sad 12%
funny 9%
relaxing 4%
hopeful 3%
informative 3%
inspiring 3%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 60%
medium 37%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Character: 41% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 44% | Yes: 32% | No: 21% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 45% | No: 36% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 9% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.04

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