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Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world

Japan's most widely-read and controversial writer, author of A Wild Sheep Chase, hurtles into the consciousness of the West with this narrative about a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters--not to mention Bob Dylan and Lauren Bacall. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • "Sekai no owari to h̄ado-boirudo wand̄arando"

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  • "The contemporary and the mythic collide in this hard-boiled tale of computers and conspiracy theories, unicorns and ancient lands."
  • "Japan's most widely-read and controversial writer, author of A Wild Sheep Chase, hurtles into the consciousness of the West with this narrative about a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters--not to mention Bob Dylan and Lauren Bacall. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "The last surviving victim of an experiment that implanted the subjects' heads with electrodes that decipher coded messages is the unnamed narrator. Half the chapters are set in Tokyo, where the narrator negotiates underground worlds populated by INKlings, dodges opponents of both sides of a raging high-tech infowar, and engages in an affair with a beautiful librarian with a gargantuan appetite. In alternating chapters he tries to reunite with his mind and his shadow, from which he has been severed by the grim, dark "replacement" consciousness implanted in him by a dotty neurophysiologist. Both worlds share the unearthly theme of unicorn skulls that moan and glow."
  • "The last surviving victim of an experiment that implanted the subjects' heads with electrodes that decipher coded messages is the unnamed narrator. Half the chapters are set in Tokyo, where the narrator negotiates underground worlds populated by INKlings, dodges opponents of both sides of a raging high-tech infowar, and engages in an affair with a beautiful librarian with a gargantuan appetite. In alternating chapters he tries to reunite with his mind and his shadow, from which he has been severed by the grim, dark "replacement" consciousness implanted in him by a dotty neurophysiologist. Both worlds share the unearthly theme of unicorn skulls that moan and glow."@en
  • "Translated from the Japanese by: Alfred Birnbaum. Tranlation of: "Sekai no owari to hado-boirudo wandarando.""
  • "In 'Hard-boiled Wonderland' a 'shuffler' is at work in Tokyo, where the minds of the people have become servant to the requirements of the governmental 'system'. In the surreal realm of the 'End of the World' a 'dreamreader', sifts through memories, scattering them to oblivion. Gradually the alternate universes of the 'shuffler' and the 'dreamreader' are interwoven and Murakami's ingenious conception of the mind becomes clear."

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  • "Science fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fantasy fiction"
  • "Fantasy fiction"@en
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  • "Translations"
  • "Fantastic fiction"@en
  • "Fantastic fiction"

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  • "Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world"@en
  • "Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world"
  • "The hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world"
  • "Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World"@en
  • "Hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world"
  • "The hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel"@en
  • "Hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel"
  • "Hard-boiled Wonderland and the end of the world"
  • "Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel"
  • "Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel"@en
  • "Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world a novel"@en
  • "Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world a novel"