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Gs 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 mi. I have read of Murakami s books 184 Wind Up Bird Chronicles Kafka at the Shore and now End of the World I had begun to suspect Murakami is a genius after the first but thought too much fun and wonderful to be great literature The others convinced me that this is an author who listens to no voice other than his own and is creating a body of works our children will read in collegeThis book is truly out there our hero wanders into a scene that is as absurd and silly as a comic book and some of the wacky science is a little too much But it s all just the vehicle for expressing a truly thoughtful and unexpected view of ones consciousness and what has meaning or even perhaps what is meaning It has been a while since I read Sartre Kafka Camus and others but it recall thinking each had a surreal vision of daily reality characters were just foils for their ideas This is similar in some waysMurakami so far has impressed me with his ability to bring wit humor immediacy and his own personality and loves into his writing This makes it approachable fun and a little less self important than these other great authors This book is not one I would recommend if you re interested in starting with Murakami Kafka at the Shore or 184 both fit that bill well But if you are a fan and properly prepared for the bizarre Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is a stunning and beautiful work of literature

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: A Novel (Vintage International)

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 M. Kafka on the Shore was my introduction to Haruki Murakami It was wonderful and I was forever connected It was years ago now Loved so many of his books over the years And now It s time to give thanks for Hard Boiled Wonderland At The End Of The WorldI m 76 I ve worked for almost forty years with dying folks and those experiencing catastrophic loss These last few years my fairly constant companion death has come intimately into my own life Dear ones close have died And I too have little deaths often as my body and worse my mind loses this that and sometimes the other thingSo I began the book examining my own grief and mulling through the past balancing opening letting goAs I read each chapter seemed to keep pace with my moment sometimes leading sometimes following I spend so much of my time speaking to balance and rhythm as it relates to lifecycles And here I was in a gentle dance with the words the specifics of story and memory and a sense somehow of healingAs with all of his books I hated for the words to end But this time I felt not a sense of loss as I read the last line but a feeling of peaceI would like to thank Haruki Murakami for all his books but would especially like for him to know how powerfully Hard Boiled Wonderland At The End Of The World interacted and affected my momentThank YouBill Schaeferwwwsenaorgwwwuicksilvertimesblogspotcom

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Urakami 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 thu. Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Kindle Edition by Haruki MurakamiI suppose it all just depends on your view doesn t it Which is what this book all about Our hero is really an amazing person He is imbued with a gift and then that gift is made into a weapon of sorts but how much of his humanity did he sacrifice along the wayFirst published in 1985 it holds up uite well now The horrific journeys taken seem like suicide Or do they Lots of humor and lots of Western references too This is nt just a very serious look into the consciousness of our hero but also an examination of choices made and to be made


4 thoughts on “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: A Novel (Vintage International)

  1. says:

    Kafka on the Shore was my introduction to Haruki Murakami It was wonderful and I was forever connected It was years ago now Loved so many of his books over the years And now It's time to give thanks for Hard Boiled Wonderland At The End Of Th

  2. says:

    Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Kindle Edition by Haruki MurakamiI suppose it all just depends on your view doesn't it Which is what this book all about Our hero is really an amazing person He is im

  3. says:

    I have read of Murakami's books 184 Wind Up Bird Chronicles Kafka at the Shore and now End of the World I had begun to suspect Murakami is a genius after the first but thought too much fun and wonderful to be great literature The o

  4. says:

    This is a first rate science fiction novel Surprisingly Murakami provides a better hard science backdrop to his story than the recently much touted “Interstellar” What’s its theme was highly original But the science was so deep it got a little confusing So to help out maybe I’ll give you my takeThe human mind is what we call a state machine It’s composed of switches that can be on or off The “state” refer