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Dance, Dance, Dance - Haruki Murakami

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High-class call girls billed to Mastercard. A psychic thirteen year-old drop-out with a passion for Talking Heads. A hunky matinee idol doomed to play dentists and teachers. A one-armed beach-combing poet, an uptight hotel clerk. Another man caught in the web of this mayhem. Combining this offbeat cast of characters with Murakami's idiosyncratic prose it is an assault on all the senses, a murder mystery that is also philosophical speculation, and a dark fable of advanced capitalism.

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      Dance, Dance Dance your way through this amazing novel from one of the one and only Murakami

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      "If Raymond Chandler had lived long enough to see Blade Runner, he might have written something like Dance Dance Dance" Observer "An entertaining mix of modern sci-fi, nail-biting suspense and ancient myth...a sometimes funny, sometimes sinister mystery spoof, but like all good postmodern fiction, it also aims at contemporary human concerns, philosophical as well as literary" Chicago Tribune "An entertaining adventure that takes us to the frozen north of Japan, to Hawaii and to the dark, damp corners of the imagination... Reading Dance Dance Dance is a bit like being taken blindfold on a joy-ride" Independent "Mr Murakami writes metaphysical Far Easterns with a Western beat...there are echoes of Raymond Chandler, John Irving and Raymond Carver, but Mr. Murakami's mysterious plots and original characters are very much his own creation" New York Times "Brilliantly combines elements of the surreal, film noir and existentialist enquiry" Sunday Times

      Haruki Murakami

      Legend has it that on a warm day in Spring 1974 while watching a baseball game Murakami-san had the inspiration to write his first novel, later called Hear the Wind sing.

      It won him his first Literary award and is part of The Trilogy of the Rat together with Pinball 1973 and A Wild Sheep Chase .

      His career as an writer took off fast and a steady flow of Novels, Short Stories, Articles and Documentaries followed.

      The fact that he spent a good part of his life outside Japan, mainly in the US and southern Europe, is maybe the key factor of his growing worldwide success.

      The stories and settings are familiar to Westerners and yet there is a distinctive Japanese touch.

      Visit Haruki Murakami's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9780099448761
      ISBN-10: 0099448769
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 400
      Published: April 2003
      Publisher: Vintage Publishing
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 2.5
      Weight (kg): 0.29
      Edition Number: 1