She’s Finished the Murakami, Hurrah!

This evening, self ripped through the last third of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.  She thinks the narrator might have come out of the well.  But does he ever find his wife Kumiko?

The reader learns that a character named Nutmeg, along with her mother, “escaped from Manchuria to Japan, their only valuables the jewelry they were able to wear on their bodies.” (p. 470)  There’s a description of horrible atrocities.

What. A. Downer.

Self may have to re-read the last hundred or so pages. She wants to be absolutely clear about who did what to whom.

While trying to make up her mind about whether to go back over the last hundred pages of the Murakami, she tries beginning Donna Leon’s Death and Judgment. Just so that she can anticipate what she’s in for.

P. 10:

After the meeting, which he had arranged to coincide with his next appointment, Trevisan met for a weekly dinner with a business associate.  They had met in Venice the previous week, so tonight they met in Padua.  Like all of their meetings, this one was marked by the cordiality that results from success and prosperity.  Good food, good wine, and good news.

Trevisan’s partner drove him to the train station where, as he did every week, he caught the Intercity for Trieste, which would get him to Venice by ten-fifteen.

Self thinks she might have taken this same train in May last year, when she left Venice and did a two-night stay in Trieste.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.


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