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It takes a lot for me to give up on a book. I got 1/3 a way through this huge book and just could not suffer anymore.
If you liked the book 1984, then you'll probably like this book as well. Similar theme.
approx. 12,000 hits on Google. Basic premise is taking early thoughts on sympathetic vibration (string theory?) to a metaphysical level. He proclaims our entire existence is subconsciously experienced as swinging back and forth between the time we are individuals and the time when we "are part of the thing that is everything" (sort of like the Matrix only benign) Knowledge and phenomena exist in "the everything" as big bubbles or concentrations. Great geniuses of all kinds tap in and bring back big chunks of insight and consequently make great leaps. Conversely, "the thing that is everything" is completely present in the smallest of scales. That said, it IS dated, patronizing and goofy with REALLY bad illustrations. BUT some of the core concepts radically changed my perception of reality when I was young. I still think about it. Especially when I see an "accident bubble" rolling down the street! :) seriously! I guess I still believe the basics.
Whoa! This was my first Murakami book. It did not disappoint. Murakami has an uncanny ability to mix supernatural/fantasy elements into his stories seamlessly. The two seemingly separate stories interweave until it becomes clear that they are one in the same. There is a lonely quality to his stories as his protagonist tries to find a way out of his predicament(s). A great read.