The Strange Library

The Strange Library

Book - 2014
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In a fantastical illustrated short novel, three people imprisoned in a nightmarish library plot their escape.
Publisher: London : 2014. Harvill Secker,
ISBN: 9781846559211
Branch Call Number: AF MURA


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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 n... Read More »

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Apr 27, 2015

This short story from Murakami draws heavily from his previous works to the point where you think you're re-reading a book you've already read. The story almost flows like a free-form stream-of-consciousness session. Rich vibrant illustrations are generously interspersed and make this a quick enjoyable read. Not sure if this a great introduction to Murakami or a turn-off.


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