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The Strange Library - Ted Goossen, Haruki Murakami
The Strange Library
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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.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9780385354318 (385354312)
ASIN: B00NDTS5E8
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
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Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it
2.5 one of Murakami's weakest works
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...
Ani's Book Abyss
Ani's Book Abyss rated it
3.0 The Strange Library is strange
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 ...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.5 The Strange Library
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...
bookwookiee
bookwookiee rated it
5.0 The Strange Library
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 ...
Degrees of Affection
Degrees of Affection rated it
4.5 The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
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...
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