Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami audiobook

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

By Haruki Murakami
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Random House Audio
14.40 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780525637776

Hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is Haruki Murakami’s deep dive into the very nature of consciousness. Across two parallel narratives, Murakami draws readers into a mind-bending universe in which Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to dazzling effect. What emerges is a novel that is at once hilariously funny and a deeply serious meditation on the nature and uses of the mind.

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Summary

Summary

Hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is Haruki Murakami’s deep dive into the very nature of consciousness. Across two parallel narratives, Murakami draws readers into a mind-bending universe in which Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to dazzling effect. What emerges is a novel that is at once hilariously funny and a deeply serious meditation on the nature and uses of the mind.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An intertwining DNA model of seemingly contrary elements . . . a combination of Kafka’s castle, Borges’s library, and the Prisoner’s TV village. Village Voice Literary Supplement
Off the wall . . . hilariously bizarre . . . splendid . . . a remarkable book . . . Alfred Birnbaum . . . has captured the crazed, surreal feel of Murakami’s Japanese. The Times (London)
His novels . . . are set on fast-forward: raucous, slangy, irreverent. Details
[A] mix of American fun and Japanese dread. Esquire
Murakami’s gift is for ironic observations that hint at something graver. . . . He is wry, absurd, and desolate. Los Angeles Times Book Review
He has become the foremost representative of a new style of Japanese writing: hip, cynical, highly stylized, set at the juncture of cyberpunk, postmodernism, and hard-boiled detective fiction. . . . Murakami [is] adept at deadpan wit, outrageous style. Los Angeles Times Magazine
Fantastical, mysterious, and funny . . . a fantasy world that might have been penned by Franz Kafka. Philadelphia Inquirer
Rich in action, suspense, odd characters and unexpected trifles . . . [a] provocative work. The Atlantic
Murakami’s bold willingness to go straight over the top [is] a signal indication of his genius . . . a world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks. The Washington Post Book World

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Author

Author Bio: Haruki Murakami

Author Bio: Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese author of fiction and nonfiction works. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage topping the New York Times bestsellers list in 2014. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages. Murakami is the recipient of numerous awards, including the World Fantasy Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, and the Jerusalem Prize.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 14.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English