A narrative particle accerlerator that zooms beetween Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim.
Science fiction, detective story and post-modern manifesto all rolled into one rip-roaring novel, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is the tour de force thet expanded Haruki Murakami`s international following. Tracking one man`s descent into the Kafkaesque underworld of contemporary Tokyo, Murakami unites East and West, tragedy and farce, compassion and detachment, slang and philosophy.
`His fantasies, with their easy reference to western pulp fiction and music, retain a beauty of the mind`
`A remarkable writer... he coptures the common ache of the contemporary heart and head`
`Combines a witth sci-fi pastiche and a dream-like Utopian fantasy in two separate narratives which alternate in an interweave of precognition and deja-vu`
Rishard Lloyd Parry, Independent
`Here is abundant imagination at play`