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Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world: a novel

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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. 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.
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9780679743460
9780307777690
9784770015440
9781843793809
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Full title hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world
Author murakami haruki
Grouping Category book
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title_display Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel
title_full Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel / Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum
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topic_facet Fantasy, Fiction, Literature, Science fiction, Japanese