Murakami – Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (1985) "Winner of the Tanizaki Literary prize (the Japanese equivalent of the Pulitzer), by acclaimed young Japanese novelist Murakami: a stunning combination of the contemporary and brash with elegiac allegory, all topped off by a strong measure of cyberpunk... One of those rare postmodern novels that is as intellectually profound as stylistically accomplished, by a writer with a bold and original vision."     ~, Rakuten Kobo Books