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Murakami's bold willingness to go straight over the top is] a signal indication of his genius . . . a world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks. -The Washington Post Book World

He has become the foremost representative of a new style of Japanese writing: hip, cynical, highly stylized, set at the juncture of cyberpunk, postmodernism, and hard-boiled detective fiction. . . . Murakami is] adept at deadpan wit, outrageous style. -Los Angeles Times Magazine

Fantastical, mysterious, and funny . . . a fantasy world that might have been penned by Franz Kafka. -Philadelphia Inquirer

Rich in action, suspense, odd characters and unexpected trifles . . . a] provocative work. -The Atlantic

Murakami's gift is for ironic observations that hint at something graver. . . . He is wry, absurd, and desolate. -Los Angeles Times Book Review

A] mix of American fun and Japanese dread. -Esquire

“An intertwining DNA model of seemingly contrary elements . . . a combination of Kafka's castle, Borges’s library, and the Prisoner’s TV village. -Village Voice Literary Supplement

Off the wall . . . hilariously bizarre . . . splendid . . . a remarkable book . . . Alfred Birnbaum . . . has captured the crazed, surreal feel of Murakami's Japanese. -The Times (London)

His novels . . . are set on fast-forward: raucous, slangy, irreverent. -Details

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Synopsis:

A clerk in a Tokyo of the near future works in an organization that controls the flow of information to society--employing electronic brainwashing and other insidious techniques--a job that contributes to his increasing sense of dehumanization

Synopsis:

Japan's most widely-read and controversial writer, author of A Wild Sheep Chase, hurtles into the consciousness of the West with this narrative about a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters--not to mention Bob Dylan and Lauren Bacall.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307777690
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Murakami, Haruki
Author:
Haruki, Murakami
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Tokyo (Japan)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Locked Case
Publication Date:
20101117
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
416

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
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Product details 416 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307777690 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A clerk in a Tokyo of the near future works in an organization that controls the flow of information to society--employing electronic brainwashing and other insidious techniques--a job that contributes to his increasing sense of dehumanization
"Synopsis" by , Japan's most widely-read and controversial writer, author of A Wild Sheep Chase, hurtles into the consciousness of the West with this narrative about a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters--not to mention Bob Dylan and Lauren Bacall.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

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