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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami (Paperback)

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  • Hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is Haruki Murakami's deep dive into the very nature of consciousness.
  • About the Author: Haruki Murakami is a best-selling Japanese writer.
  • 416 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary
  • Series Name: Vintage International

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About the Book



Japan's most widely-read and controversial writer, author of A Wild Sheep Chase, hurtles into the consciousness of the West with this narrative about a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters--not to mention Bob Dylan and Lauren Bacall.



Book Synopsis



Hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is Haruki Murakami's deep dive into the very nature of consciousness.

Across two parallel narratives, Murakami draws readers into a mind-bending universe in which Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to dazzling effect. What emerges is a novel that is at once hilariously funny and a deeply serious meditation on the nature and uses of the mind.



Review Quotes




"Murakami's bold willingness to go straight over the top [is] a signal indication of his genius . . . a world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks." -The Washington Post Book World

"He has become the foremost representative of a new style of Japanese writing: hip, cynical, highly stylized, set at the juncture of cyberpunk, postmodernism, and hard-boiled detective fiction. . . . Murakami [is] adept at deadpan wit, outrageous style." -Los Angeles Times Magazine

"Fantastical, mysterious, and funny . . . a fantasy world that might have been penned by Franz Kafka." -Philadelphia Inquirer

"Rich in action, suspense, odd characters and unexpected trifles . . . [a] provocative work." -The Atlantic

"Murakami's gift is for ironic observations that hint at something graver. . . . He is wry, absurd, and desolate." -Los Angeles Times Book Review

"[A] mix of American fun and Japanese dread." -Esquire

"An intertwining DNA model of seemingly contrary elements . . . a combination of Kafka's castle, Borges's library, and the Prisoner's TV village." -Village Voice Literary Supplement

"Off the wall . . . hilariously bizarre . . . splendid . . . a remarkable book . . . Alfred Birnbaum . . . has captured the crazed, surreal feel of Murakami's Japanese." -The Times (London)

"His novels . . . are set on fast-forward: raucous, slangy, irreverent." -Details



About the Author



Haruki Murakami is a best-selling Japanese writer. His works of fiction and non-fiction have garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, including the Franz Kafka Prize, the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and the Jerusalem Prize, among others. Murakami's fiction is humorous and surreal, focusing on themes of alienation and loneliness. He is considered an important figure in postmodern literature. The Guardian praised Murakami as "among the world's greatest living novelists" for his works and achievements. Murakami is the author of 1Q84, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, Men Without Women and many more.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Vintage International
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Author: Haruki Murakami
Language: English
Street Date: March 2, 1993
TCIN: 11401676
UPC: 9780679743460
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-9678
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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