A review by m4rtt4
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

adventurous challenging dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


A beautiful book, but the story was quite bland and would get 2.5 stars without the gorgeous illustrations. Reading this in a library probably added another dimension to my experience as well. This was a must-read for me as I'm aiming to have read everything by Murakami, but I don't think I would have chosen this book had it been by anyone else.

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