Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Release Date : 17 August 2011
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307781093
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Book Description: In this hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive novel, Japan’s 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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In this hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive novel, Japan’s 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, ...

Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is Haruki Murakami’s deep dive into the very nature of consciousness. Across two parallel narratives, Murakami draws readers into a mind-bending universe in which Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly ...

Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

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Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Bond Street Books
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Publisher : Vintage
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Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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