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March's Book of the Month

Hard-Boiled Wonderland & the End of the World

by Haruki Murakami

Contemporary Fiction

I would recommend any book by Murakami for his characters and psychological suspense. 61 more words


Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.”

― Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.


Review: Haibane Renmei

A young girl emerges from a cocoon to find herself in an idyllic, yet enigmatic town which seems to be a sort of afterlife. She has no memories of anything before this, apart from the dream she had of falling while in the cocoon. 943 more words

Murakami 2014

editions: Vintage paperbacks
Norwegian Wood – 4.5 out of 5, 1/2-1/5
Kafka on the Shore – 5 out of 5, 3/8-3/11
1Q84 – 3 out of 5, 5/24-5/31… 1,389 more words


On Whiskey

The Whiskey Reviewer is a thing?!?

The Whiskey Reviewer is a thing.

Whiskey is my favorite hard alcohol (a fitting choice since historically it’s the writer’s drink) but I’m only just beginning to explore its world. 48 more words

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

The Short Version: Two alternating tales, of a data analyst whose brain may have been altered to carry a terrible secret and of a man just come to a strange town called the End of the World.   796 more words