it is a good book, the first i read of this writing style- the style that describe life in a simple, matter of fact kind of tone. it's about the dark, late hours of a night in tokyo. it's about pepole, living their lives, searching warmth. sometimes, their paths meet. in the thin (even in the broad) sense of the way, there isn't an adventure. you don't fight to save the world, you don't fight some big evil. you just live. and yet, i found myself turning pages expectantly, curious what will happen next. wanting to get to know the characters. wanting to taste more.Haruki Murakami isn't for everyone, but he is a unique experience.