“Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World” – Haruki Murakami (4/5 ★)

I have recently found out how I can explain Murakami’s style to people not known to him – you could compare him to Dali or Magritte in the world of artists. He’s the surrealist of the writers, constructing unbelievable worlds, at times disturbing, at others completely mesmerising. This book is no exception to it. Deep diving straight into the story from the very first pages on, it instantly captures your attention with phrases that make you chuckle, realising how life-like & relate-able the character’s thinking is. Even though everything about the story seems absolutely bizarre, you still are drawn into it, since a minimum of a reality is still kept in place.

The 2 story lines running next to each other finally make sense at some point and it all sums up together to a beautiful, while otherworldly weird narrative.

★★★★☆ (4/5)

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