Haruki Murakami
Knopf, New York, 2011, 1994, Japanese (translated into English)
ISBN: 9780679446699
On 3 book lists
Jasper Morrison

Japanese genius storyteller.

Fiona Raby

Tony (Dunne) and I spent three years living in Tokyo straight after graduating from the Royal College of Art in London. Tokyo still continues to make an impression on us. The quirkiness of Murakami’s characters and the ease at which his idiosyncratic, imaginative world seamlessly intertwines with the everydayness of a playfully technological Tokyo is just pure pleasure and delight.

Michael Rock

An absolutely compelling combination of the blank and the fantastical. Murakami is a phenomenal plotter, but what I admire most in his books is the ability to generate affect—a very specific, almost palpable, atmosphere or mood. Plus his use of musical reference is fascinating.

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