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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Alfred Birnbaum, Haruki Murakami
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
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Format: paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
2.5 Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World / Haruki Murakami
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
2.0 Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
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...
Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it
3.0
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.
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
3.0 Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
I thought this book was going to play out like a sci-fi movie with a little action thrown in, but the potential for action came and then quickly fizzled out. I guess I should've expected it, since the novel is mainly about the mysteries of the mind and its relation to reality. The main character, ho...
Book Which I Have Done Read Them
Book Which I Have Done Read Them rated it
3.0 Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
The first HM book that didn't draw me in and engage me. It has that familiar weird charm and hey this book even has an ending that I'm going to pass as a satisfying resolution (Murakami is often happy to leave loose ends reeeaaallly loose).I still really enjoyed HM's writing and it kept me intereste...
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