There's only one kind of happiness, but misfortune comes in all shapes and sizes. It's like Tolstoy said. Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story.
- HARUKI MURAKAMI, in Kafka on the Shore (Canada, USA, Europe)
I'm almost done with this novel, and it's going to be quite difficult to review. At times, it's absolutely brilliant. And yet, sometimes the plot wanders aimlessly and I just want to open my veins out of boredom.