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I have read quite a few of his other works (and loved them generally), Norwegian Wood is really the only one that is completely realistic, the rest of his books have a bizarre surrealism where you wonder if the character is delusional or strange things really are happening. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is indeed a good read, but there are a lot of chapters which don't seem to have any significance or are just unexplained. I would say the standouts so far for me were Sputnik Sweetheart and Hard Boiled Wonderland, so if you haven't tried those I strongly recommend, especially if you're enjoying Norwegian Wood.
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (sadly not the Birnbaum translation). I recently gave A Prayer for Owen Meany (the novel that the film Simon Birch was based on) the old college try but it was so boring it made me want to develop psychic powers for the sole purpose of telekinetically falcon punching John Irving in the reproductive organs so hard that it would cause a shockwave that would travel back in time and kill him and all his ancestors in the womb generation by generation all the way back to Noah so that everyone would wind up dying in the flood.