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Best Books I Read in 2016

It’s rare for me to read a book that was published recently as there are so many classics and modern greats for me to catch up on that there’s not much room on my shelves for new fiction. 1,693 more words


Haruki Murakami After Dark Review

We live two different lives [1]

Japanese author, Haruki Murakami’s After Dark is best taken in with a serving of sleep deprivation and to be devoured in those same nocturnal hours that…

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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. 283 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

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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