Haruki Murakami

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Tanizaki Jun'ichiro Prize 1985
book | Fiction | 1985
World → Shinchosha Publishing Co
US → Vintage
UK → Vintage

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.

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Reviews

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
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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

Murakami's bold willingness to go straight-over-the-top has always been a signal indication of his genius... a powerful melange of disillusioned radicalism, keen intelligence, wicked sarcasm and a general allegiance to the surreal. If Murakami is the "voice of a generation," as he is often proclaimed in Japan, then it is the generation of Thomas Pynchon and Don De Lillo. 

Washington Post

His fantasies, with their easy reference to western pulp fiction and music, retain a beauty of the mind

Guardian

Combines a witty sci-fi pastiche and a dream-like Utopian fantasy in two separate narratives which alternate in an interweave of precognition and deja vu. 

Independent

Here is abundant imagination at play. 

Sunday Times

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