Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

By Haruki Murakami

  • Release Date: 1993-03-02
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 104 Ratings


In this hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive novel, Japan’s most popular (and controversial) fiction writer hurtles into the consciousness of the West. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World draws readers into a narrative particle accelerator in which a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to dazzling effect. What emerges is simultaneously cooler than zero and unaffectedly affecting, a hilariously funny and deeply serious meditation on the nature and uses of the mind.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Unbelievable

    By VWongNY
    This is my 1st venturing into murakami and I still can't believe I'm so lucky. This book is simply so real and unreal, and timeless. There are so many deeper ideas beneath what is an exciting and fun journey.
  • Amazing

    By Amyheming
    Murakami is an amazing author and this is one of my favorites from him. His ability to blend relatable human emotion and vulnerability with surreal backgrounds is pure genius. My friend recommended Wind Up Bird Chronicles to me and I loved it. I devoured Murakami's whole library within 3 months. Highly recommended.....not enough superlatives to describe......