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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Lu par : Kirby Heyborne
Durée : 14 h et 23 min
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Hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is Haruki Murakami’s deep dive into the very nature of consciousness. 

Across two parallel narratives, Murakami draws listeners 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.

©2010 Haruki Murakami (P)2018 Random House Audio

Commentaires

“He has become the foremost representative of a new style of Japanese writing: hip, cynical, highly stylized, set at the juncture of cyberpunk, postmodernism, and hard-boiled detective fiction....Murakami [is] adept at deadpan wit, outrageous style.” (Los Angeles Times Magazine)

“Fantastical, mysterious, and funny...a fantasy world that might have been penned by Franz Kafka.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

“Rich in action, suspense, odd characters and unexpected trifles...[a] provocative work.” (The Atlantic

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  • 23/07/2018

Highly recommend

Always love this author, but this book I loved more than most. Melancholy and poetic, it was so engaging. I also loved the narrator. The voice acting for this was perfect and really suited the story.

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  • Beemos
  • 10/03/2019

Very cool.

Long-winded, yet simultaneously awesome. Reminds me of the first time I took acid. A must read.

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  • Lmon
  • 25/01/2020

so glad this book is over

the book started out great, interesting, compelling "page turner" then hit a wall of boring that never ended. he goes into details about brain waves, mental circuitry, lines of consciousness, neuron pathways and mind programming into a lengthy depth that made me glaze over. I find myself thinking about anything except what was being narrated and i had to rewind it like 3 times just to say off it, and I'm not going to understand this and i just wanted to get to the end.

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  • 08/01/2020

Human Wonder and the End of my Patience.

To be brief, the story s entertaining and insightful. The way he writes women isn't.

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  • Suleman Abbas
  • 06/01/2020

Yet another Mesmerizing adventure murakami took me on

I have to admit that in the beginning the book started as less interesting as other murakami books that I have read but it moved along, I became more and more absorbed. Compared to the other books, it also seemed more clear to me and the abstract ideas made more sense. But the greatest beauty, as with all other murakami works, was the way it was told and the web was weaved. Just beautiful. The performance was pretty great too. Kirby's voice, in my opinion, fits murakami's writing style very much. I now look forward to my next Murakami adventure.

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  • Stephen Barr
  • 26/12/2019

Very enjoyable

This is a well written and well read book. A friend suggested this is the right place to start with Murakami and I will definitely be reading or listening to more of his books. The performance is great the characters are well constructed and the narrative builds to a satisfying conclusion. Highly recommended

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  • Damien
  • 03/08/2018

phenomenal and mysterious

I loved the story. I particularly enjoyed the split plot lines . Would recommend to any serious reader

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  • Alyssa L.
  • 18/09/2018

Fascinating

My first novel by Murakami, the story is twisted and entertaining. Heyborne is also great!

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  • don m
  • 14/02/2020

An Early Murakami Gem

Like all of his masterpieces, get ready to wish this audiobook last you an eternity.

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  • Kelly Caffey
  • 22/01/2020

Well narrated, but barely a story

This was a struggle to listen to even though I'm a Murakami fan generally, because you expect the story to go somewhere or wrap up into an allegory and neither of those actually happens. Pretty sad about listening to this whole book.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 19/08/2019

One of Murakami’s lesser books

Though I like Murikami very much, I found the explanations of what is happening in this book, especially the part playing in Tokyo, too far-fetched. You almost need an engineering degree to follow it. The message he is trying to convey is quite classical, though, and had nothing to do with engineering. Very good story telling by Kirby Heyborne, as always.