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Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage international edView all editions and formats
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The last surviving victim of an experiment that implanted the subjects' heads with electrodes that decipher coded messages is the unnamed narrator. Half the chapters are set in Tokyo, where the narrator negotiates underground worlds populated by INKlings, dodges opponents of both sides of a raging high-tech infowar, and engages in an affair with a beautiful librarian with a gargantuan appetite. In alternating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Fantasy fiction
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 0679743464 9780679743460
OCLC Number: 26399689
Description: 400 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Sekai no owari to hādo-boirudo wandārando.
Responsibility: Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum.
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The last surviving victim of an experiment that implanted the subjects' heads with electrodes that decipher coded messages is the unnamed narrator. Half the chapters are set in Tokyo, where the narrator negotiates underground worlds populated by INKlings, dodges opponents of both sides of a raging high-tech infowar, and engages in an affair with a beautiful librarian with a gargantuan appetite. In alternating chapters he tries to reunite with his mind and his shadow, from which he has been severed by the grim, dark "replacement" consciousness implanted in him by a dotty neurophysiologist. Both worlds share the unearthly theme of unicorn skulls that moan and glow.

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