Publication Date: 01/12/2014 ISBN: 9781846559211 Category:

The Strange Library

Haruki Murakami, Ted Goossen

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 01/12/2014 ISBN: 9781846559211 Category:
Hardback

£14.99

Quantity:

Description

Fully illustrated and beautifully designed, this is a unique and wonderfully creepy tale that is sure to delight Murakami fans.

‘All I did was go to the library to borrow some books’.

On his way home from school, the young narrator of The Strange Library finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his first mistake.

Led to a special ‘reading room’ in a maze under the library by a strange old man, he finds himself imprisoned with only a sheep man, who makes excellent donuts, and a girl, who can talk with her hands, for company. His mother will be worrying why he hasn’t returned in time for dinner and the old man seems to have an appetite for eating small boy’s brains. How will he escape?

Publisher Review

If you have an hour to spare one day and want a short, dark fantasy read, The Strange Library is the book to pick up * We Were Raised By Wolves * A dark and memorable fairytale about the lingering influence of childhood fears and the isolation of adulthood -- Catherine Kelly * Cherwell Newspaper * Murakami is like a magician who explains what he's doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves * New York Times Book Review * The best novelist on the planet * Observer *

Find this book on the following lists

Book experts at your service

What are you looking for?

A recommendation
Something specific
  • Mr B's Recommendation Station
  • Fill in the three questions below, along with your name and email address, and our book experts will be in touch soon with their personal recommendations
  • I'm after something specific
  • Tell us about the book, author or subject you're looking for, along with your name and email address and our book experts will be in touch as soon as possible