Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Paperback)
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 28/09/2001
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A narrative particle accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. Science fiction, detective story and post-modern manifesto all rolled into one rip-roaring novel, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is the tour de force that expanded Haruki Murakami's international following.

Tracking one man's descent into the Kafkaesque underworld of contemporary Tokyo, Murakami unites East and West, tragedy and farce, compassion and detachment, slang and philosophy.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099448785
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm


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His fantasies, with their easy reference to western pulp fiction and music, retain a beauty of the mind * Guardian *
A remarkable writer...he captures the common ache of contemporary heart and head -- Jay McInerney
Combines a witty sci-fi pastiche and a dream-like Utopian fantasy in two separate narratives which alternate in an interweave of precognition and deja vu -- Richard Lloyd Parry * Independent *
Here is abundant imagination at play * Sunday Times *
Murakami's bold willingness to go straight-over-the-top has always been a signal indication of his genius...a powerful melange of disillusioned radicalism, keen intelligence, wicked sarcasm and a general allegiance to the surreal. If Murakami is the "voice of a generation," as he is often proclaimed in Japan, then it is the generation of Thomas Pynchon and Don De Lillo * Washington Post *

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“worst of Murakami”

I have read several Murakami books all have been fantastic, I would even call him my favourite author.However this book is just awful I really didn't like it.It didn't grip me in the same way his other...

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“worst of Murakami”

I have read several Murakami books all have been fantastic, I would even call him my favourite author.However this book is just awful I really didn't like it.It didn't grip me in the same way his other...

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“Orgasm of the mind”

I am delighted to tell you about another typical Haruki Murakami book. If you have read any of the others you will be hoping for a story that you get lost in, a world with people who are a little strange but very... More

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