Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Pages no: 400
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, Asian Literature
, Magical Realism
, Japanese Literature
~~Moved from GR~~ Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami DNF Loved the title, hated the content. I didn't make it more than 30% in due to my absolute loathing for the narrator. Loathing, unadulterated loathingFor your tone, your voice, your posingLet's just sayI loathe ...
I've been living inside the pocket of this novel for a month now and just tonight came out for air. In-between I read others, visited other worlds and somehow they all connect back to this one in a weird neurological way. While reading 'The left hand of darkness' by LeGuin it was like I lived in all...
a Haruki Murakami treat 世界の終りとハードボイルド・ワンダーランド is, like its title suggests, a delightfully syncretist work that reflects Murakami's writer-in-residence position in Princeton University. Jay Rubin's personal favorite, Wonderland is a Japanese artist's take on the academic cant of the 80s and 90s, repl...
Okay whatever, throw asparagus at me. I recognize that its extremely well written. It didn't touch me. I responded to it almost entirely as an intellectual excercise. Probably my fault. As I say, feel free to throw asparagus. Not going to pretend that I liked it when I didn't, much. Still going ...
Melodic, encyclopedic, and even with a heaping helping of neuro-psycho-consiousness patter, this book should have made me love it. But it stole my passion and left me rather cold. I admired the writing and the double-story structure, and some of the lines are fantastic: "It's not so strange that whe...