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Currently Reading: Haruki Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World (1985)

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland & the End of the World

Title: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Author: Haruki Murakami

Pages: 400

First Published: 1985

First Sentence: The elevator continued its impossibly slows ascent. 607 more words