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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 2 years 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...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 3 years ago
Murakami is very clear about his intentions for the two parts of this book and how he went about the interviewing process, and there's a small section where he writes down his thoughts on Aum and the sarin attacks. I liked the book for its clarity, because the interviews showed the chaos of a terror...
pedestrienne
pedestrienne rated it 3 years ago
Murakami is very clear about his intentions for the two parts of this book and how he went about the interviewing process, and there's a small section where he writes down his thoughts on Aum and the sarin attacks. I liked the book for its clarity, because the interviews showed the chaos of a terror...
JLee22
JLee22 rated it 4 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 4 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'...
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