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haruki murakami - Dance Dance Dance

Dance Dance Dance

dansu dansu dansu

First published in Japan by Kodansha (1988)
Translated by Alfred Birnbaum

UK edition published 2002 by Vintage
Paperback: 400 pages
ISBN-10: 0099448769

US edition published 1995 by Vintage:
Paperback: 416 pages
ISBN-10: 0679753796

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

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.

Excerpt available on Random Hous's website




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Looking for America, or Is It Japan? New York Times review by HERBERT MITGANG

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Vintage page on the novel review by John Marcel

BBC collective review

Review from Everything

Slashdot review by David Mazzotta

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