Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami

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In this hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive novel, Japan’s most popular (and controversial) fiction writer hurtles into the consciousness of the West. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World draws readers into a narrative particle accelerator in which a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to dazzling effect. What emerges is simultaneously cooler than zero and unaffectedly affecting, a hilariously funny and deeply serious meditation on the nature and uses of the mind.

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Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The most recent of his many honours is the Franz Kafka Prize.From the Hardcover edition.
Published November 17, 2010 by Vintage. 418 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction
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I look around and see the couples walking, pushing a stroller, kids on their scooters and bikes, a woman walks out of her home and up to her mailbox where she extracts a handful of junk mail, mail that has no purpose other than keeping our postal system alive and kicking;

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