Dreamlike and compelling. . . . Murakami is a genius." -"Chicago Tribune"
"Mesmerizing. . . . Murakami's most ambitious attempt yet to stuff all of modern Japan into a single fictional edifice." -"The Washington Post Book World"
"A significant advance in Murakami's art . . . a bold and generous book." -"The New York Times Book Review"
"A stunning work of art . . .that bears no comparisons." -"New York Observer"
"With The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Murakami spreads his brilliant, fantastical wings and soars." -"Philadelphia Inquirer"
"Seductive. . . . A labyrinth designed by a master, at once familiar and irresistibly strange." -"San Francisco Chronicle"
"An epic . . . as sculpted and implacable as a bird by Brancusi." -"New York Magazine"
"Mesmerizing, original . . . fascinating, daring, mysterious and profoundly rewarding." -"Baltimore Sun"
"A beguiling sense of mystery suffuses The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and draws us irresistibly and ever deeper into the phantasmagoria of pain and memory. . . . Compelling [and] convincing." -"Los Angeles Times Book Review"
"Digs relentlessly into the buried secrets of Japan's past . . . brilliantly translated into the latest vernacular." -Pico Iyer, "Time