Haruki Murakami

The Strange Library

Added on October 17, 2015

The Strange Library Haruki Murakami Harvill Secker, London, 2014 The Strange Library is a strange book indeed. Here’s a blurb taken directly from the Haruki Murakami website, “A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami‚Äôs wild imagination.” And from [...]

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Added on February 5, 2015

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage Haruki Murakami Doubleday, Canada, 2014 Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan — another highly anticipated masterpiece by a writer who has, perhaps more than any other, created a voice which is so recognizably his own. [...]

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Added on June 3, 2013

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami Alfred A. Knopf, U.S.A. 1997 Murakami takes his readers into a Japanese world of dream-like imaginings in this modern classic. This epic novel is much broader in scope than any of Murakami’s previous work, and it does away with a lot of the pop culture references of his earlier [...]

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1Q84

Added on July 5, 2012

1Q84 Haruki Murakami Bond Street Books, Canada, 2011 This latest three part novel my Haruki Murakami has an interesting publishing history. Books one and two came out in Japan and sold over a million copies in the first month. One year later, Murakami released book three. In English, the first two parts were published in [...]

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Kafka on the Shore

Added on July 24, 2011

Kafka on the Shore Haruki Murakami Harvill Secker, U.K. 2005 This limited run, signed edition of Kafka on the Shore is stunning in its black and silver slipcase. I believe that it was issued at the same time as the U.K. first hardcover edition, making it a true first English language edition as well. I [...]

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