Review: Haruki Murakami’s ‘The Strange Library’

December 5, 2014 5:04 PM

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Review: Haruki Murakami’s ‘The Strange Library’

At the turn of the ’90s, a distinguished science fiction scholar and longtime editor of SF notables sat down with literary superstar Haruki Murakami. The Japanese writer was keen to talk about one of his literary passions: science fiction.

Murakami is, as it turns out, a lifelong SF fanboy who started reading the genre as a kid, and he hasn’t stopped. He said he’d read “all of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.” In his 20s, he added, Robert Silverberg’s Nightwing was his favorite novel in any literary category. This was long before ...

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