Literary Fiction, Magical Realism, Reviews

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami


Title: The Strange Library

Author: Haruki Murakami

Goodreads Plot: A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami’s wild imagination.

My Thoughts: To say that this novella was weird is an understatement. This was my first Murakami novel, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I devoured this book in one sitting. It was a super fast read. The graphic design aspect of the novella was so interesting. One page has text while the other page has a print of some kind. The prints were so cool! The plot was slightly weird, and I think I missed a metaphor or something, but I liked it none the less. I think this was a great novella to start reading Murakami works. I would recommend it for anyone who like different, visually-appealing books.

Acquired: Bought physical copy

My Rating: 9/10

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