Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami,  Alfred Birnbaum

Murakami continues to awe me with his imagination and ability to allow his readers to suspend reality and be immersed in his world. This is perhaps the most complex of this author’s writings that I’ve read to date...it required me to read the first 50 or so pages twice to get the gist of the story which is actually two stories in one told in alternating chapters, which, with perfect sense, mesh beautifully at the end. I absolutely loved this book but if you have a literal mind that requires everything to mirror total reality (whatever that is) stay away from this book as you probably won’t enjoy it.