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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
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Feb 24, 15

it was ok
bookshelves: 2012, science-fiction, book-club, dead-tree, aoc, translated
Read from May 07 to 11, 2012

My impression of the book was... it was weird. I have several friends who swear this is one of his weaker books. Otherwise, this would have been the only book of his I would have ever read. The book was rather disjointed. It often felt like the author was throwing something into the story because he could, and not because it would lead to a greater plot development, or had some great symbolic meaning. I rather liked the End of the World portions of the book, and was just perturbed by the Hard-boiled Wonderland chapters.

Also, why didn't anyone have names? Was there a significance to the INKlings and their aversion to paperclips? And why unicorns?

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