Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
A NovelBook - 1993
In this hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive novel, Japan's most popular (and controversial) fiction writer hurtles into the consciousness of the West. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World draws readers into a narrative particle accelerator in which a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to dazzling effect. What emerges is simultaneously cooler than zero and unaffectedly affecting, a hilariously funny and deeply serious meditation on the nature and uses of the mind.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1993, c1991
Edition: 1st Vintage international ed
Branch Call Number: FIC Mura
Characteristics: 400 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
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