The Strange Library
From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed, best-selling Haruki... show more
From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: 2014-12-02
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Magical Realism
, Short Stories
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Japanese Literature
This was confusing, not so much in 'oh, wait, what happened?' No, this was confusing as in 'why? Why did that all happen?' The last page is especially dreary, depressing, and confusing. I was drawn to this book due to the use of illustrations, and the fact that I tend to love this author's w...
The Strange Library -- Haruki Murakami If there was an underlying meaning to the short story portrayed about a boy getting lost in the weird underground labyrinthine horror of a common city library where old men eat brains full of knowledge, sheep men get thrown into a jar with caterpillars as ...
I read this book tonight because I was looking for something short and quick to try and help me shake this reading slump. I don't know what I was expecting, but this wasn't it. The ending threw me. I liked the illustrations. And the magic realism of the story. This is definitely one I'll be revisi...
The Strange Library has all of (or almost all of) the elements of a Murakami story that I love, distilled into one quick read. The illustrations and the recurrence of familiar Murakami themes and characters/character-types serve to elevate the story's dreamlike atmosphere. It was made both familiar ...
Two days later (and more at the time of this post) and I'm still mulling over this short but bewilderingly provoking book. This is, I'll admit, my first attempt at a Murakami story and I can say I'm impressed. Though short, there is a definite plot, you learn to like or dislike characters, and he st...