The Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

by Haruki Murakami
The Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami 7.60   28

The original novel was published in 1985.

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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Release date 1991
Original title 'Sekai no owari to hādo-boirudo wandārando'
Details updated September 1, 2022
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This is a strange and enigmatic story as if an episode of the prisoner had been written by Franz Kafka, if you like your fiction somewhat left field track this one down.

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