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 advenced capitalist mayhem. Combine this offbeat cast of charactes with Murakami's idiosyncratic prose and out comes Dance Dance Dance.
'If Raymond Chandler had lived long enough to see Blade Runner, he might have written something like Dance Dance Dance
'Mr Murakami writes metaphysical Far Easterns with a Western beat'
- New York Times
'An entertaining adventure that takes us to the frozen notrh of Japan and to the dark, damp corners of the imaginaiton... Reading Dance Dance Dance is a bit like being taken blindfold on a joyride.'
'Murakami reveals throughout, along with turn-on-a-sixpence plotting and joyous satirical energy, an old-fashioned interest in creating a corps of living characters: exotic and eccentric, but alwalys real'