"I love Murakami. Some of his works are a little less genius than his others, but he’s brilliant overall. I enjoyed The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, but really, his masterpiece has got to be Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. It’s just as surreal and textured as his other works, but it’s the most focused and cohesive. If you like Wind-up Bird, I highly recommend you read Hard-Boiled."