I can say this with conviction now - Nobel prize winning works go wayyyy above my head. The last one had been hard to digest, and this one is just the same.
Set in the snow peaks of Japan, the books is basically about a man who returns there, and meets a geisha. There's not a lot more to the story as such, its full of passages, which I'm sure are supposed to mean something, but didn't quite mean much to me.
Note to self - avoid the intellectual books!