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Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

“If I ever get reincarnated, it occurred to me, let me make certain I don’t come back as a paperclip.”
“Death leaves cans of shaving cream half-used.” 287 more words




The blurb on the back of my copy makes it sound like the opening sequence to BBC’s Life on Mars (to the point I wonder where the inspiration for… 631 more words


Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World, by Haruki Murakami 

The first Murakami I have read, this novel certainly lives up to the erratic and strange nature of the authors reputation. Running on a theme of finitely detailed cognitive function, the novel follows two different narratives from its start. 275 more words


Hard-boiled Wonderland and The End of the World - Haruki Murakami

At times I’ve thought that Murakami is one of my favourite contemporary writers, other times I feel as though he has been so hyped up that his words are given more meaning than they contain. 816 more words

Book Reviews

From the Muse’s Bookshelf: “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World” by Haruki Murakami

Hello, all!

It’s been a little while since I last posted, and look where we are now: It’s almost summer! I finished off another of Haruki Murakami’s novels this week, and this is only the second Murakami novel I’ve read completely (the first? 229 more words

From The Muse's Bookshelf

Thoughts On "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End Of The World"

Murakami weaves two very different storylines together. “Hard-Boiled Wonderland” is set in a realistic Tokyo, while “The End Of The World” is in a dream-like place with magical elements. 401 more words


3 Day, 3 Quote: Haruki Murakami

Hey and good evening, or should I say good night? Ha ha! Well, before going to sleep I am posting my second quote for this challenge! 61 more words