Overall it was an alright book, and it has a meaning behind all of the events (although this meaning is more subjective to the reader than present in an objective form)
Only half of the events got closure though. It feels like the author had no idea where he was heading. Johnnie Walker’s character didn’t really serve a purpose in the conclusion, nor did Colonel Sanders. Nor did the fact Kafka had sex with his sister, or the philosopher prostitute. They seem like they were characters and events placed to spice up the story rather than to actually contribute to it. This often occurs in Murakami novels, as I’ve come to realize.
However, it was a good book, and although it’s not a must-read, its a good read.