Haruki Murakami displays vintage form in his latest novel, but loses the plot in the end, says Srikanth S: Tehelka
Haruki Murakami has nothing left to prove. He is the most widely read Japanese novelist of his generation. One of those rare writers whose works consistently garner both critical acclaim and mass appeal in equal measure. The reclusive author’s popularity can be gauged by the fact that the latest editions of his novels advertise only his surname (Wonder what his close friend and fellow author Ryū — who shares the same family name — has to say about that).