I'm not sure what to make of this installment of the series. We pick up five years after where [b:A Wild Sheep Chase|11298|A Wild Sheep Chase (The Rat, #3)|Haruki Murakami|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1327908774s/11298.jpg|2057170] ends. Again, he is making a living though going through the motions in life though in his own small ways inserts a part of himself in his mundane work. Again, he reaches the realization that he's in a rut and as he connects with people, things happen again. I'm not sure what to make of this. Perhaps its about living and the risks of living and getting hurt. However, the alternative is just shoveling snow.