Страна Чудес без тормозов и Конец Света

538 pages

Russian language

Published July 29, 2003 by "ĖKSMO".

ISBN:
9785699027842
OCLC Number:
55505601

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4 stars (13 reviews)

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (世界の終りとハードボイルド・ワンダーランド, Sekai no owari to hādo-boirudo wandārando) is a 1985 novel by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. The English translation by Alfred Birnbaum was released in 1991. A strange and dreamlike novel, its chapters alternate between two bizarre narratives—"Hard-Boiled Wonderland" (a cyberpunk-like, science fiction part) and "The End of the World" (a virtual fantasy-like, surreal part).

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Review of 'Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Reading a Haruki Murakami book feels like a breathe of fresh air after battling my way through [b:A Brief History of Seven Killings|20893314|A Brief History of Seven Killings|Marlon James|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1399045083s/20893314.jpg|40236328].

This book is really clever, it contains two stories running side by side, the chapters alternate between each story. At first these are completely separate but as you work your way through the stories you realise there are 100's of little links between them. Writing one book must be pretty tough but two at the same time is pure madness, Haruki successfully manages it though.

A great cast of characters again and as usual they don't have names, just little descriptions to identify them. I won't confess to understanding the story 100% but I had great time trying to figure out where things were going, my guesses though were way off. :)

Entertaining read by an amazing author.

Review of 'La fine del mondo e il paese delle meraviglie' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

mentre tutti quanti ancora acclamavano come capolavoro "Kafka sulla spiaggia", io mi leggevo "la fine del mondo e il paese delle meraviglie", uscito quasi in sordina poco tempo dopo... Visto che si trattava di un libro dell'85 pensavo che si trattasse di un'opera minore, ma già dalle prime pagine mi sono dovuto ricredere: Murakami riesce sempre a sorprendermi, a prendere la mia testa e tenerla immersa a forza nei mondi che crea.
Sara la capacità dell'autore di passare con così tanta naturalezza da una terrorizzante esplorazione dei sotterranei di Tokyo alla disquisizione sul sandwich perfetto. Oppure l'inquietante sensazione di prossimità che riesce a dare la descrizione di una città popolata da unicorni e uomini separati dalle proprie ombre o, ancora, l'atmosfera satura di una tristezza densa, disperata ma allo stesso tempo pacata, tipicamente giapponese. Non so...
ma leggere questo libro è stato come visitare le macerie lasciate da una qualche …

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