Thursday, November 20, 2014

Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You ~ The Strange Library; Haruki Murakami

Here's my "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick for today.  Do you plan on trying this one? It's a short novel (just 96 pages) compared to the author's previous books. 

The Strange Library; Haruki Murakami
Knopf - December - 2014

From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.

A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination.

13 comments:

  1. This sounds creepy so there's a good chance I'd like it!

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    1. I'll be listening to it this weekend....it's so short.

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  2. So many people love Murakami's work but I don't think it's for me.

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    1. His last book, Colorless T....was much more normal than his typical surreal themes.

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  3. I so loved 1Q84, but thought Colorless totally underwhelmed, so I'm not sure how I feel about Murakami right now! 96 pages is probably worth taking a shot on though!

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    1. See, I loved Colorless T...and haven't read 1Q84, but hope to try it one of these days.

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  4. Well, maybe. It could be interesting.

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  5. I'll bet this one is really good! The premise is very promising....

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  6. I've never read this author, although many rave about him. A nightmarish library? I just see libraries as comforting and full of possibilities, so who knows what this author's imagination came up with?

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  7. I know, libraries are comforting -- most by not this one, I suspect - LOL

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  8. Oh, oh, oh, I hope Santa brings me this for Christmas!

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  9. yes, I can't wait, I've put my name on this at the library as soon as they pre-listed it

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