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In this propulsive novel by the author of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Elephant Vanishes, one of the most idiosyncratically brilliant writers at work in any language fuses science fiction, the hard-boiled thriller, and white-hot satire into a new element of the literary periodic table.

As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Haruki Murakami's protagonist plunges into a wind tunnel of sexual violence and metaphysical dread in which he collides with call girls; plays chaperone to a lovely teenaged psychic; and receives cryptic instructions from a shabby but oracular Sheep Man. Dance Dance Dance is a tense, poignant, and often hilarious ride through the cultural Cuisinart that is contemporary Japan, a place where everything that is not up for sale is up for grabs.

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"A world-class writer who takes big risks....If Murakami is the voice of a generation then it is the generation of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo." Washington Post Book World

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"A Japanese Philip K. Dick with a sense of humor....[Murakami belongs] in the topmost rank of writers of international stature." Newsday

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"Loaded with...mystery, mysticism, sex and rock 'n' roll....Fast-moving and funny....The narrative voice...pulls like a diesel." Los Angeles Times Book Review

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"In this impressive sequel to A Wild Sheep Chase, Murakami displays his talent to brilliant effect....All the hallmarks of Murakami's greatness are here: restless and sensitive characters, disturbing shifts into altered reality, silky smooth turns of phrase and a narrative with all the momentum of a roller coaster." Publishers Weekly

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"The relentless coyness and flippancy that characterized A Wild Sheep Chase gives way here to passages that are sometimes lyrical and an ending that is at once desperate, affirmative, and filled with the breath of life." Library Journal

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"As well as acute intelligence, the novel has a relentless pace and verve which would run the world's best blockbuster out of breath....Although the text has its share of postmodern devices, the final effect is neither tricksy nor impenetrable. Philip Kerr, Paul Auster and Nicholson Baker could all take tuition from Haruki Murakami..." Alexander Harrison, The Times Literary Supplement (London)

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"[O]ffers lively, witty writing with a stimulating intellectual underpinning....The most important contribution of Dance, Dance, Dance, however, may well be in redefining a genre for a new generation. This book belongs in all collections of contemporary fiction." Tom Howard, MultiCultural Review

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This sequel to A Wild Sheep Chase features an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey living in a world glittering with technology in which something is wanting still.

About the Author

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. The most recent of his many honors is the Yomiuri Literary Prize, whose previous recipients include Yukio Mishima, Kenzaburo Oe, and Kobo Abe. He is the author of the novels Dance, Dance, Dance; Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World; A Wild Sheep Chase; South of the Border, West of the Sun; and Sputnik Sweetheart; of The Elephant Vanishes, a collection of stories; and of Underground, a work of non-fiction. His work has been translated into fourteen languages.

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Julyemarie, November 4, 2007 (view all comments by Julyemarie)
One of the most delightfully strange reads I have come across. I very much enjoyed the characters and the story. I love books that make you think and still keep you enthralled. This book is "da bomb" !!!
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bluebells_an, February 24, 2007 (view all comments by bluebells_an)
i like the book but not par excellence i must say could not keep me reading till the end
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StrtNoChsr, February 19, 2007 (view all comments by StrtNoChsr)
I LOVE Haruki Murakami, that's all I can say. His books are addicting, his style is unparalleled and the imagination is amazing. I couldn't put it down until I was done; then I read it again. If you are looking for something totally engaging or just something that will make you think, I would suggest this book. Wonderful.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679753797
Translator:
Murakami, Haruki
Publisher:
Vintage
Translator:
Birnbaum, Alfred
Author:
Murakami, Haruki
Author:
Birnbaum, Alfred
Location:
New York :
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General
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Fiction
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Asian - General
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fiction;japan;japanese;novel;magical realism;mystery;literature;japanese literature;surreal;fantasy;murakami;sheep;20th century;japanese fiction;surrealism;murder;haruki murakami;1980s;contemporary fiction;hotel;contemporary;postmodern;asia;dream;contempo
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
94-22
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.89 in 0.7 lb

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Product details 416 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679753797 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A world-class writer who takes big risks....If Murakami is the voice of a generation then it is the generation of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo."
"Review" by , "A Japanese Philip K. Dick with a sense of humor....[Murakami belongs] in the topmost rank of writers of international stature."
"Review" by , "Loaded with...mystery, mysticism, sex and rock 'n' roll....Fast-moving and funny....The narrative voice...pulls like a diesel."
"Review" by , "In this impressive sequel to A Wild Sheep Chase, Murakami displays his talent to brilliant effect....All the hallmarks of Murakami's greatness are here: restless and sensitive characters, disturbing shifts into altered reality, silky smooth turns of phrase and a narrative with all the momentum of a roller coaster."
"Review" by , "The relentless coyness and flippancy that characterized A Wild Sheep Chase gives way here to passages that are sometimes lyrical and an ending that is at once desperate, affirmative, and filled with the breath of life."
"Review" by , "As well as acute intelligence, the novel has a relentless pace and verve which would run the world's best blockbuster out of breath....Although the text has its share of postmodern devices, the final effect is neither tricksy nor impenetrable. Philip Kerr, Paul Auster and Nicholson Baker could all take tuition from Haruki Murakami..."
"Review" by , "[O]ffers lively, witty writing with a stimulating intellectual underpinning....The most important contribution of Dance, Dance, Dance, however, may well be in redefining a genre for a new generation. This book belongs in all collections of contemporary fiction."
"Synopsis" by , This sequel to A Wild Sheep Chase features an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey living in a world glittering with technology in which something is wanting still.
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