Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
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... show more
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.
Publish date: March 2nd 1993
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Asian Literature
, Magical Realism
, Japanese Literature
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...
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.
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...
How the hell do I give this a proper review? Haruki Murakami's Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is unlike anything I have ever experienced in the literary world. This is my third Murakami novel, and I wasn't disappointed. It contained all of the crazy, whimsical maddness I was hoping ...
Eh? What the hell was that?My first thought upon finishing this, my first Murakami book. A few hours later it hit me like a delayed reaction that I just read something very cool. In retrospect Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is no weirder than something like PKD’s [b:Ubik|22590|Ubik|...