• "His fantasies, with their easy reference to western pulp fiction and music, retain a beauty of the mind"

  • "A remarkable writer...he captures the common ache of contemporary heart and head"

    Jay McInerney
  • "Combines a witty sci-fi pastiche and a dream-like Utopian fantasy in two separate narratives which alternate in an interweave of precognition and deja vu"

    Richard Lloyd Parry, Independent
  • "Here is abundant imagination at play"

    Sunday Times
  • "Murakami's bold willingness to go straight-over-the-top has always been a signal indication of his genius...a powerful melange of disillusioned radicalism, keen intelligence, wicked sarcasm and a general allegiance to the surreal. If Murakami is the "voice of a generation," as he is often proclaimed in Japan, then it is the generation of Thomas Pynchon and Don De Lillo"

    Washington Post