Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: A Novel

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: A Novel (Vintage International) In this hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive novel, Japans most popular and controversial fiction writer hurtles into the consciousness of the West Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World draws readers into a narrative particle accelerator in which a split brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to dazzling effect What emerges is simultaneously cooler than zero and unaffectedly affecting, a hilariously funny and deeply serious meditation on the nature and uses of the mind


About the Author: Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo His work has been translated intothan fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J M Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V S Naipaul.



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