The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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    I love Haruki Murakami's work - this was the first book of his that I read. It took me an entire summer to get through it (it's a long book!) but the somewhat dreamlike narrative and sense of isolation in parts definitely made a lasting impression on me.

    © Zara Picken 2010

    matthias_schuette, 2nysis, dindolina, and 19 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Emma Dajska 58 months ago | reply

      i love his works too! The wind-up bird chronicle is, in my opinion, his best work (which is both good and bad :)
      but i also highly reccomend "norwegian wood" and "blind willow, sleeping woman"

      (and, by the way, the idea of the well-eye is brillant!)

    2. Zara Picken Illustration 58 months ago | reply

      Thanks for your comment, I am so happy you noticed the well! That's made my day :D.

      I just finished reading "Norwegian Wood", loved it. I have "Blind Willow..." half-read somewhere around here - I'm not sure where it's disappeared to, I definitely have to dig it out and have a proper read of it.

      I think "Kafka on the Shore" might be my favourite. Maybe. Then again, I don't want to choose just one!

    3. Emma Dajska 58 months ago | reply

      yes, don't hurt mr.murakami by choosing "the best one". all his books have some resemblances and motives making them a complete creation.

      p.s. Come on! this well is OBVIOUS for the murakami freaks :)

    4. rockysmile216 58 months ago | reply this. Great color palette.

    5. 2nysis 58 months ago | reply

      nice work - well done!

    6. dindolina 57 months ago | reply

      Beautiful illustration!

    7. astridlinnea 57 months ago | reply

      very nice! it's simple but manages to convey the mood in the book, and also to place the well as the eye is really clever ^^

    8. katz_ 57 months ago | reply

      very nice!

    9. fubear 57 months ago | reply

      Wow and so reminiscent of the books spiralling narrative


    10. © A K A M i [deleted] 54 months ago | reply

      This is brilliant.

    11. walk away from louisville 52 months ago | reply

      Love this cover, and the way you worked the well in. Really enjoyed looking through your work (found via

    12. Angelina79 48 months ago | reply

      This is absolutely lovely. I adore the book as well!

    13. beat_seth 43 months ago | reply

      It's one of the best cover I've seen for this book. This should be a real cover. You catched the main motif so well :)

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