The Strange Library

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2014 - Fiction - 96 pages
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From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami--a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.

Opening the flaps on this unique little book, readers will find themselves immersed in the strange world of best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination. The story of a lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plotting their escape from a nightmarish library, the book is like nothing else Murakami has written. Designed by Chip Kidd and fully illustrated, in full color, throughout, this small format, 96 page volume is a treat for book lovers of all ages.

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User Review  - sylliu - LibraryThing

A strange mystery of a book about a boy who becomes imprisoned in the labyrinthine bowels of his city's library and the mute, mysterious girl (who might be a starling) and tormented sheep man who ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ameise1 - LibraryThing

What a marvelous fairy tale that resembles a nightmare and yet shows that the positive thinking and the love forces can be released, which one would not otherwise dare to believe. A boy is held in a ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

HARUKI MURAKAMI was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul.

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