|Plot Summary of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle |
|"The story starts off simply enough about Mr. Okada losing his cat, then his wife, and then finally his own mind. In a bizarre fashion all of the odd characters and situations that Okada finds himself in are all related in some way which is eventually summed together at the end. What was most fascinating is the elements of Buddhism, the search for nothingness to really get in touch with one's consciousness. Okada finds the strength and ability to achieve 'emptiness' at the bottom of a dark well. In the well, the author puts us in touch with the most bizarre adventures in Okada's consciousness.
Much of the story talks about war guilt.
David G. Phillips, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle |
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Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
- conduct in war
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to torture
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of hetero sex
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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