The Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Haruki Murakami
magical realism
The Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami7.66

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
Genres: magical realism
Tags: translation
Original title: Sekai no owari to hādo-boirudo wandārando
Average rating: 7.66/10
Total ratings: 26
Updated: August 24, 2021

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8/10 |
December 13, 2011
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.