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Shaun O'Boyle

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Fav Murakami so far

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-16

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This is my favorite Murakami novel so far, with a sense of humor that can be lacking in the later novels. Worth the credit for an interesting journey.

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I nod, I shake my head.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-16

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I like Murakami's stories, but I do wonder about the translations from Japanese while listening to these novels. The phrases "I nod", and "I shake my head" occur several million times in this novel, and it is distracting. Is that really how Murakami wrote those actions? Somehow I think they would read better in Japanese.