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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

gotsoul, January 18, 2010

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami has it all; a fiction work with elements of surrealism and science fiction as well as nods to hard-boiled detective fiction (although I would not put the novel in the hard-boiled categotry). It is the most imaginative of Murakami's works in my opinion. Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World explores individual identity in an entirely new way. In this English version the End of the World is written in the present tense to give the reader a more personal feeling of the narrator's new world separating it from his old life, Hard Boiled Wonderland, which is much colder and analytical. The narrator reads unicorn skulls, or more specifically their dreams, and must decipher them in order to discover the mysteries around him as well as his own - this work is unlike any other and you will not be disappointed with it. This novel is fantastic.
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