The characters were so real and the story was touching and sad. Anyway. highly recommended, especially now that it is a movie directed by a French Vietnamese director!
Honestly, I don't even want to say anymore about it because it wouldn't do his writing any justice. Maybe I got on the Murakami boat late, but I am excited to read his other books soon! Luckily I have a supplier for my Murakami addiction for now :)
Aah, it's the kind of rich story-telling that inspires you to travel and draw pictures and write poetry and recount certain poignancies of the relationships you've ever built with other people. What an on-call treat!