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1st Jan '16 11:17:55 PM Exxolon
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''The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'' (Japanese: ねじまき鳥クロニクル, ''Nejimaki-dori Kuronikuru'') is a novel by Creator/HarukiMurakami. One of his most critically acclaimed and popular works, it opens with the life of Toru Okada, currently unemployed, and his marriage to his wife, Kumiko. One day their cat goes missing. It was first published in three parts during 1994-1995.

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''The '''''The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'' Chronicle''''' (Japanese: ねじまき鳥クロニクル, ''Nejimaki-dori Kuronikuru'') is a novel by Creator/HarukiMurakami. One of his most critically acclaimed and popular works, it opens with the life of Toru Okada, currently unemployed, and his marriage to his wife, Kumiko. One day their cat goes missing. It was first published in three parts during 1994-1995.
23rd Apr '15 4:56:43 AM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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* Fiction500: Nutmeg and Cinnamon.

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* Fiction500: {{Fiction 500}}: Nutmeg and Cinnamon.
17th Aug '14 8:59:13 PM edara
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''The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'' (Japanese: ねじまき鳥クロニクル, ''Nejimaki-dori Kuronikuru'') is a novel by HarukiMurakami. One of his most critically acclaimed and popular works, it opens with the life of Toru Okada, currently unemployed, and his marriage to his wife, Kumiko. One day their cat goes missing. It was first published in three parts during 1994-1995.

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''The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'' (Japanese: ねじまき鳥クロニクル, ''Nejimaki-dori Kuronikuru'') is a novel by HarukiMurakami.Creator/HarukiMurakami. One of his most critically acclaimed and popular works, it opens with the life of Toru Okada, currently unemployed, and his marriage to his wife, Kumiko. One day their cat goes missing. It was first published in three parts during 1994-1995.
9th May '14 11:47:36 AM darkclaw
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* BittersweetEnding:[[spoiler:Toru finds peace with himself to some degree, but Kumiko murders Noboru and ends up in jail, separating the two from each other permanently.]]
27th Feb '14 11:41:21 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The whole book is LOADED with symbolism, especially in the narrator's dreams.
10th Nov '13 8:15:57 PM captainpat
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* StrangeGirl: May Kasahara.
23rd Mar '13 5:13:05 PM Mashuga31
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** This is actually left very ambiguous. [[spoiler: Toru assumes that it is Kumiko, though her voice only changes to that of Kumiko's when he addresses this. Even still afterwards, she changes to two other voices and tries to make him doubt whether or not he had it right - though he is pretty sure.]] It doesn't help that [[spoiler: she is never actually seen, even going as far to make Toru promise not to shine the light from his pen upon her face.]]
19th Feb '13 10:15:05 AM LahmacunKebab
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* WorstNewsJudgementEver: The local newspaper seems to put a ridiculous amount of effort into investigating who bought a "haunted" plot of land. The reader knows that [[spoiler:the brother-in-law of a prominent politician bought the house with money from a bizaare, high-class quasi-protitution ring for mysical purposes]], but the newspaper doesn't.

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* WorstNewsJudgementEver: The local newspaper seems to put a ridiculous amount of effort into investigating who bought a "haunted" plot of land. The reader knows that [[spoiler:the brother-in-law of a prominent politician bought the house with money from a bizaare, bizarre, high-class quasi-protitution quasi-prostitution ring for mysical mystical purposes]], but the newspaper doesn't.
19th Feb '13 9:04:50 AM LahmacunKebab
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** It's a bizarre thing when the CloudCuckooLander is by far, one of the most normal and sensible people in the story. The other characters aren't nearly as far out in terms of their thought process, but this is countered by their actions and jobs being outwardly strange(a mind prostitute and her incredibly vague older sister with psychic abilities, a fashion designer who goes out of her way to buy the people around her perfect wardrobes, a dimwitted lackey who cannot stop talking about how stupid and horrible he is to the point where he forgets his reasons for entering the main character's house without permission, and Noboru.

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** It's a bizarre thing when the CloudCuckooLander is by far, one of the most normal and sensible people in the story. The other characters aren't nearly as far out in terms of their thought process, but this is countered by their actions and jobs being outwardly strange(a strange (a mind prostitute and her incredibly vague older sister with psychic abilities, a fashion designer who goes out of her way to buy the people around her perfect wardrobes, a dimwitted lackey who cannot stop talking about how stupid and horrible he is to the point where he forgets his reasons for entering the main character's house without permission, and Noboru.Noboru).
1st Dec '12 8:41:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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''The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'' (Japanese: ねじまき鳥クロニクル, ''Nejimaki-dori Kuronikuru'') is a novel by HarukiMurakami. One of his most critically acclaimed and popular works, it opens with the life of Toru Okada, currently unemployed, and his marriage to his wife, Kumiko. One day their cat goes missing. ItGetsWorse. It was first published in three parts during 1994-1995.

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''The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'' (Japanese: ねじまき鳥クロニクル, ''Nejimaki-dori Kuronikuru'') is a novel by HarukiMurakami. One of his most critically acclaimed and popular works, it opens with the life of Toru Okada, currently unemployed, and his marriage to his wife, Kumiko. One day their cat goes missing. ItGetsWorse. It was first published in three parts during 1994-1995.



* CoolBigSis: Kumiko's sister was the only thing that made living in their household bearable to Kumiko. [[ItGotWorse When she died...]]

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* CoolBigSis: Kumiko's sister was the only thing that made living in their household bearable to Kumiko. [[ItGotWorse When she died...]]



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Pretty much everyone except Toru. He has a [[ItGetsWorse dark and troubled present]] instead.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Pretty much everyone except Toru. He has a [[ItGetsWorse dark and troubled present]] present instead.
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