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

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?

Reviews

The best novelist on the planet

Observer

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

A dark and memorable fairytale about the lingering influence of childhood fears and the isolation of adulthood

Catherine Kelly, Cherwell Newspaper

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

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781846559211

    December 2, 2014

    Harvill Secker

    88 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • EBook

    9781473520165

    December 2, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    88 pages

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