Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Murakami, Haruki

Book 1.0 of Vintage International

Language: English

Publisher: Vintage

Published: Jan 1, 1985

Words: 118241
Pages: 467

Description:

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami **Coming this October: *Killing Commendatore*, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami** 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.