Haruki Murakami Ted Goossen Translation ISBN. Its really just the 1982 short story Toshokan kitan translated into English it hasnt appeared in any of Murakamis English-language short-story collections with illustrations by Chip Kidd. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC android iOS devices. The story itself full of characters and images both awfully weird and utterly down to earth transforms as you read it becoming a living. The Strange Library is certainly one of Murakamis more unique reads but Id argue for such a short book theres a lot going on a many mysterious left to the imagination. The story of a lonely boy a mysterious girl and a tormented sheep man plotting their escape from a nightmarish library. A lonely boy a mysterious girl and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed best-selling Haruki Murakamis wild imagination. This is a strange little book about a young boy trying to escape from the basement of a nightmarish library. The story of a lonely boy a mysterious girl and a tormented sheep man plotting their escape from a nightmarish library the book is like nothing else Murakami. Like most of Murakamis work the real meaning of the book is hidden below the text buried within symbols and allegory. Murakami paints two pictures for us. Opening the flaps on this unique little book readers will find themselves immersed in the strange world of best-selling Haruki Murakamis wild imagination. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami is an illustrated novelette with emphasis on the ette. The boys regular life with his mother and pet starling and his strange trip into the basement labyrinth of the city library. Much is left to the readers imagination particularly how these two narratives intersect. Enter Murakamis world to explore the books read interviews discover music browse image galleries and much more. Its really just the 1982 short story Toshokan kitan translated into English it hasnt appeared in any of Murakamis English-language short-story collections with illustrations by Chip Kidd. As if the work of Japanese fiction master Haruki Murakami werent strangely beautiful by itself his American publisher has just put out a stand-alone edition of his 2008 novella The Strange Library in a new trade paperback designed by the legendary Chip Kidd. From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakamia fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library. Actually this book is insanely imaginative and kind of disturbing but thats ultimately what kept me turning the pages.