High-class call girls billed to Mastercard. A psychic 13-year-old dropout 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 and one very bemused narrator caught in the web of advanced capitalist mayhem. Combine this offbeat cast of characters with Murakami's idiosyncratic prose and out comes Dance Dance Dance.
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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 mix of modern sci-fi, nail-biting suspense, and ancient myth...a sometimes funny, sometimes sinister mystery spoof...[that] also aims at contemporary human concerns - Chicago Tribune
Brilliantly combines elements of the surreal, film noir and existentialist enquiry - Sunday Times
Murakami reveals throughout, along with turn-on-a-sixpence plotting and joyous satirical energy, a old-fashioned interest and accomplishment in creating a corps of living characters: exotic and eccentric, but always real - Scotsman
A world-class writer who takes big risks. . . . If Murakami is the voice of a generation then it is the generation of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo. - The Washington Post Book World
The plot is addictive. - Detroit Free Press
There are novelists who dare to imagine the future, but none is as scrupulously, amusingly up-to-the-minute as . . . Murakami. - Newsday
Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood,The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, After Dark and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V.S. Naipaul.