Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/09/2001
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
A little bit bonkers but I like it!
This man could quite possibly be a little bit mad, but in a good way. He is most certainly a genius however, and this, in my opinion, is Murakami at his be... READ MORE
Kat Lockwood

Synopsis

A narrative particle accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. Science fiction, detective story and post-modern manifesto all rolled into one rip-roaring novel, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is the tour de force that expanded Haruki Murakami's international following. Tracking one man's descent into the Kafkaesque underworld of contemporary Tokyo, Murakami unites East and West, tragedy and farce, compassion and detachment, slang and philosophy.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099448785
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 287g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
worst of Murakami
I have read several Murakami books all have been fantastic, I would even call him my favourite author.However this book is just awful I really didn't like ... READ MORE
Robert Plimmer
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
worst of Murakami
I have read several Murakami books all have been fantastic, I would even call him my favourite author.However this book is just awful I really didn't like ... READ MORE
Robert Plimmer
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Orgasm of the mind
I am delighted to tell you about another typical Haruki Murakami book. If you have read any of the others you will be hoping for a story that you get lost ... READ MORE
Suarez 7
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Hard-boiled Wonderland
This was my first Murakami book and the one that made me buy more of his material. Starting as two stories, he seamlessly weaves them into one. From chapte... READ MORE
TheEngineer79
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Favourite Murakami Yet
The end of the world chapters were so surreal and compelling, left me with a melancholy feeling after each. It has its usual sexist moments as per courtesy... READ MORE
Blume