HARD-BOILED WONDERLAND AND. THE END OF THE WORLD by. Haruki Murakami. Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in He met his wife, Yoko. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World. Home · Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Author: Murakami Haruki. 88 downloads Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world: a novel. Home · Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world: a novel.

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Murakami promises much in this work. And, to be honest, he delivers much.

Murakami's Tokyo is a wonderland. And we do end up at venturing to the end of the world. Along the way we encounter unicorns, gangsters, mad scientists, chubby girls clad in pink, subterranean monsters, seductive librarians, dream readers, mysterious forests, and the hallucinogenic effects of music between the mind and the sub-conscious mind.

Adding to this wonderland is the Calcutec's penis.

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There is tremendous interest his manhood and it keeps popping up at the most inconvenient moments. Where Murakami best succeeds is with the End of the World portion of the book.

It is a stark contrast to the neon saturated, Tokyo of Murakami's wonderland. In this world people surrender their shadows, extract and read dreams and live in fear of a mysterious wall.

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Yet even in this drab world, the characters we encounter are no less colorful. Upon finishing the book I was bothered with the lack of an ending.

Characters disappeared for no reason. Plots were dropped as quickly as they appeared.

The book was overwritten and in need of editing, and still the ending was rushed. This was only my third Murakami, and second full-length novel of his. So, I am still quite new to his work.

While I found the book to be utterly fascinating, I am certain it is far from his best work.In the original Japanese, the narrator uses the more formal first-person pronoun watashi to refer to himself in the "Hard-Boiled Wonderland" narrative and the more intimate boku in the "End of the World".

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She is half the narrator's age, and described as overweight, yet attractive. In Hard-boiled the kind of person you could criticise for their Wonderland, the reader is offered a highly imagina- work. Each is instead referred to by occupation or a general description, such as "the Librarian" or "the Big Guy. This page was last edited on 13 February , at He is researching "sound removal".