I finished part two of this three-part mega-novel recently, only to jump into part three soon thereafter. Again, I won’t spoil anything, but a quick summary of the events in book 2 will do.
Aomame has a major mission ahead of her, one that would put her life even more at risk, and Tengo falls deeper down a hole of twisted reality. People around him disappear into darkness, while Fuka-Eri leads him onward. The appearance of a major storm marks the beginning of the end, and the story behind the fabled Air Chrysalis is finally brought to light.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: This book is a heavy read. Not in terms of page number, but in terms of content. With that said, I’m looking forward to the end of this one, and can’t wait to see how it ends. The only problem is I’m not quite sure which book to read next:
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Kafka on the Shore
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Of course, I need a small break from Murakami’s works, so I won’t read any of those books listed above until I finish Stephen King’s “On Writing.”