Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
This is 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 farce, compassion and detachment, slang and philosophy.
The result is a wildly inventive fantasy and a meditation on the many uses of the mind.
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Murakami's ingenuity and inventiveness cannot fail to intoxicate; this is a bravura performance.
Publishers Weekly Full Review
One of those rare postmodern novels that is as intellectually profound as stylistically accomplished, by a writer with a bold and original vision.
Kirkus Full Review
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