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The protagonist of the book is fed up with his boring life and soon finds that he has an ear fetish. Climbing out of the depression of a failed marriage, he stumbles upon a photo of sheep which takes him on a wild adventure.
What makes this book stand out?
The blend of a story of adventure, magic and supernatural aspects is something only Murakami can achieve effortlessly.
Read it for
The book is impressively written. And like Murakami’s most works the book has deep thoughts sprawled all over the book. The author, as with most books, does not hesitate to dive into supernatural as well as eerie aspects!
Don't read it for
The book may sound a bit monotonous. It takes some time to get used to his way of writing.