The Elephant Vanishes

The Elephant Vanishes

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Book - 1994 | First Vintage International edition
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Includes the story "Barn Burning" which is now the basis for the major motion picture Burning

In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes , the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display.

In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities--and comes back bearing remarkable treasures
Publisher: New York : Vintage Internationsl, [1994], c1993
Edition: First Vintage International edition
ISBN: 9780679750536
Branch Call Number: F MUR NVD
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 21 cm

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In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through he... Read More »


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beetlebaily
May 14, 2020

I have read almost all of Murakami's e-books and I found them to be uniformly well written. He is a good story teller. However, I was not too enchanted with this collection of short stories. A few of them were very good, but the majority really were not that interesting. I gave it a rating of 2 out of 5

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wetseed
Apr 21, 2019

5 stars for The Second Bakery Attack. Love it!

mrzipan22 Nov 05, 2011

My favorite of Murakami short story collections. A wide range of stuff. Some you might call microfiction, some longer pieces. A great intro to his work.

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angrytoast
Mar 09, 2011

angrytoast thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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