thought this was good, but not as good as her other works. throughout the whole book, i was wishing and hoping that banana would show me rather than tell me what happens in the story.sometimes i feel like banana's books could be hundreds more pages if she weren't so lazy. is that bad? i still love her.
this book was a bit more thoroughly written than chariot of the gods. it's written as an academic text, yet it's still just as whiny as chariot of the gods. how many times is he going to write 'after all, i've written 25 books on the subject, so i know it's true'. srsly.
i liked this. though incomplete, it's well thought-out. like a few other readers, i read this on my phone and hp touchpad. i kinda wish it was a physical copy - but maybe i'm just being old-fashioned.going to give it a re-read sometime within the next year or so. maybe i'll write more at that time.
i'm so upset that i can't give this book five stars. it's because, to me, it wasn't long enough. i might be the only one on that lifeboat, but there it is.i like how this book seems to summarizes the main ideas (and not-so-main ideas) of murakami's works (eg. spirit possession, naughty happenings in hotels, cats, non-visible personal essence, cultism, etc.). omfg and was that the same ushikawa from the wind-up bird chronicle? he was just as gross.