The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

The Strange Library

Haruki Murakami with Ted Goossen (Translator), Kirby Heyborne (Narrator)

1 hour, 1 minutes first pub 2001 (editions)

fiction fantasy magical realism mysterious medium-paced
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From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library. Opening the flaps on this unique little book, readers will find themselves immersed in the strange world o...

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Community Reviews Summary of 9,730 reviews

Moods

mysterious 81%
dark 63%
adventurous 37%
tense 28%
reflective 15%
sad 11%
challenging 8%
emotional 8%
funny 7%
lighthearted 5%
hopeful 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

fast 80%
medium 15%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 57% | A mix: 26% | Character: 14% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

No: 61% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 8% | Yes: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 30% | N/A: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 36% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 13%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 51% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 6%

Average rating

3.51

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