Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
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.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage (March 2, 1993)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches