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Author: Haruki Murakami

In this propulsive novel by the author of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Elephant Vanishes, one of the most idiosyncratically brilliant writers at work in any language fuses science fiction, the hard-boiled thriller and white-hot satire into a new element of the literary periodic table.As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Haruki M….Read More

11 Books Similar to Dance dance dance

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Alternate cover edition here.'A narrative particle accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. Science fiction, detective story… Continue Reading Posted in: Authors, Japan Tokyo, Japanese, Japanese Fiction (English)

South of the Border, West of the Sun

Alternate cover edition here.Growing up in the suburbs of post-war Japan, it seemed to Hajime that everyone but him had brothers and sisters. His sole companion was Shimamoto, also an… Continue Reading Posted in: Businessmen, Chinese Fiction, Literary Short Stories, Love Stories, Psychological Literary Fiction

Sputnik Sweetheart

alternate cover can be found hereSumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses… Continue Reading Posted in: Lesbianism, Love Stories, Women Novelists

After Dark

Author: Sorry we couldn’t find a book description. Please use the goodreads and/or amazon links on the book page to read more.....Read More Amazon goodreads Review this Book See All… Continue Reading Posted in: Legal Thrillers (Books), Psychological Fiction (Kindle Store)

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Alternate cover edition here.Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls… Continue Reading Posted in: Japanese Fiction Heisei Period, Japanese Fiction Translations Into English, Man Woman Relationships


Hailed by The New Yorker as "rich in understanding and insight," Kokoro — "the heart of things" — is the work of one of Japan's most popular authors. This thought-provoking… Continue Reading Posted in: Asian Literary History & Criticism, Eastern Philosophy, Friendship, Japanese Fiction, Life

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the… Continue Reading Posted in: Europe, Fiction, Text


Kitchen juxtaposes two tales about mothers, transsexuality, bereavement, kitchens, love and tragedy in contemporary Japan. It is a startlingly original first work by Japan's brightest young literary star and is… Continue Reading Posted in: 1964, 20th Century, Banana, Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Japanese Literature, Yoshimoto


The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her.… Continue Reading Posted in: Assassins, Japan, Translations Into English

Norwegian Wood

Alternate cover edition here.When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost… Continue Reading Posted in: Nineteen Sixties, Novels Japan 1987 Translations, Paperbacks England 2012

A Wild Sheep Chase

Alternate cover edition here.His life was like a recurring nightmare: a train to nowhere. But an ordinary life has a way of taking an extraordinary turn. Add a girl whose… Continue Reading Posted in: Illustrated Wrappers (Book Covers) England 2003, Mystery And Detective Stories, Mystery Fiction

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