June's Post-Apocalyptic Book Discussion: Murakami's Hard Boiled Wonderland

  • June 27, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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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 of this excellent book by Murakami, one of Japan's best-selling novelists and winner of the prestigious Tanizaki prize. 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." --Library Journal

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  • Anitra

    Underestimated how long it would take me to get there:( was really looking forward to this. Hope to join next time!

    June 27, 2013

  • Ian

    I am at Acadia National Park in Maine this week. Have fun!

    June 27, 2013

  • Samantha R.

    Was really looking forward to this but I am stuck at work and don't think I'll be able to make it. :(

    June 27, 2013

  • Maddie W.

    Can't wait to read with you guys in July.

    June 26, 2013

  • Amy E.

    Hard-Boiled Wonderland is #3 on this list - http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-unjustly-overshadowed-sci-fi-classics/
    And who knew that Gore Vidal had a post-apocalyptic novel?

    June 21, 2013

  • Peter S.

    Found out I have a game that day. Great book though!

    June 20, 2013

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