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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 6 months ago
In this hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive novel, Japan’s most popular (and controversial) fiction writer hurtles into the consciousness of the West. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World draws readers into a narrative particle accelerator in which a split-brained data processor, a de...
JLee22
JLee22 rated it 2 years ago
Eh, I use the tags "science fiction" and "fantasy" very loosely with this novel. As with all of Murakami's works, it skirts the edge of this and that. It is difficult to follow if you are not paying attention, moreso when you are trying to pay attention to an audiobook as it turns out. There are t...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 2 years ago
I've had a tough time putting my finger on my feelings about Murakami and his writing. Before investing in this collection of short stories, I've read two of the author's more celebrated works, as well as the author's terse answers for The Secret Miracle project. I'm still not convinced of Murakami'...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it 3 years ago
An early and not very good work by Mr. Murakami. Everything is here to see what he would later do, but this fell flat for me. An easy and straight forward story to read but if you are not up for insight into existential thought it may not be right for you.
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 years ago
'Dance' involves a man with a reoccurring dream about a missing ex-girlfriend and the shabby hotel she disappeared from. There is briefly a cat. There are transformations. There is a haunting. There is a lonely and beautiful teenage girl listening to new wave pop music. There is that person you went...
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