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dance dance dance
(ダンス・ダンス・ダンス dansu dansu dansu)

First published in Japan by Kodansha (1988)

Translated by Alfred Birnbaum

US Edition:
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage (1995)
ISBN-10: 0679753796

UK Edition:
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage (7 Feb 2002)
ISBN-10: 0099448769

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dance dance dance (serbian)


Mediocrity is like a spot on your shirt, it never comes off.

excerpt available from the Random House site


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. It is an assault on the sense, part murder mystery, part metaphysical speculation; a fable for our times as catchy as a rock song blasting from the window of a sports car.


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Another Wild Chase - New York Times review by Donna Rifkind

Dave Edelman Review

The wikipedia page on the novel

Spoon-Fork-Knife blog review

librarything.com page for the novel

Vintage page on the novel

dance, dance, dance - review by Leslie Smith

Allreaders.com review by John Marcel

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BBC collective review

Review from Everything

concretebadger.net review

Slashdot review by David Mazzotta

Colin Marshall on Matters Cultural review

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