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Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul. show more



Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul.

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Birth date: January 12, 1949
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it 6 days 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...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 3 weeks ago
As Duke Ellington once said, “There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind.” In that sense, jazz and classical music are fundamentally the same. The pure joy one experiences listening to “good” music transcends questions of genre. I studied at Tanglewood during summers as a ...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 8 months ago
I'm a huge fan of Haruki Murakami, and have read all but one or two of his books. This one didn't much do it for me, but I think the problem was more with me than with Murakami. At the moment, I'm finding myself in a place where I could use more fluff and less about screwed up young men. I'm especia...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 1 year ago
DNF @ 39% These stories are not bad but I just can't muster any real enthusiasm for them. It is not helped by the stories being unconneced and by themselves not being great examples of the short story format. Of course, they were not written as short stories in the Western literary sense. It's...
mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it 1 year ago
It’s been almost two days since i finished this book but neither i am able to write a review nor i am letting it go. So here i am with my scattered thoughts about this book, writing whatever i felt like when i read it. Okay so how should I say how it was? Bizarre? Vivid? Dreamlike? Nightmarish? Or m...
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