The Strange Library

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2014 - Fiction - 96 pages
42 Reviews
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  - kmajort - LibraryThing

This was... really strange. While I didn't care much for the story, Murakami is a very good author, and the presentation/cover/etc is wonderful. So a middle of the road rating. Read full review

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User Review  - aalyssa0714 - LibraryThing

Weird and incomprehensible. I didn't really get what it was trying to say, but I did like the dark whimsy of it, as well as the surrealistic tinge that the other characters, especially the Starling ... 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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