More surreallism from Murakami
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A teenage boy runs away from home and spends day after day in a library. A mentally deficient man communicates with cats. What do they have in common? The threads of fate.

I enjoyed this book, perhaps not as well not as well as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. They are similar thematically, although this book has a more literary bent; there are lots of references to classical Greek literature, and obviously more contemporary works as well, as you can probably tell from the title. Definitely worth reading if you're interested in Japan, talking cats, surrealist literature, or references to classical literature.