Aydin Demircioglu Demircioglu itibaren Klinken, Almanya
What amazed me most about this book is how fast-paced it feels. It's long, but there's so much tension that builds so well, I flew threw it. Especially impressive considering that the events only span a few days. Winterland has a wide array of fascinating characters. Especially recommended for folks who like a bit of political intrigue in their crime fiction. The depictions of modern Ireland and its government were fascinating. The subject matter and political bent reminded me a lot of In This Rain, but this one was at once more wide-ranging and more coherent. Ambitious and excellent.
Much better than the unwieldy The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. I'll be honest and say that Murakami can be really hit or miss sometimes. This one was very tightly written; it didn't go into the miasma of sideplots that Bird did, and it kept to the two main plotlines, both of which I found interesting. =) Excellent book to start off a new Murakami fan, though I'd recommend Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World as the best Murakami novel I've read.
Both interesting and instructive.
it's the kind of a 900 pages book that you crave to finish in a week. it's the kind of book that is hard to put down from the very first chapter. a book full of adventure, it makes me difficult to make a longer review right now. i still have those lingering feeling about this book that i still want to keep it with me. worth the read. every bits of it.