The Elephant Vanishes

The Elephant Vanishes

Book - 2003
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In these haunting, hilarious stories Murakami once again makes a determined assault on the normal. A man's favourite elephant simply vanishes; a couple suffering midnight hunger pangs hold up a McDonalds; and a woman finds she is irresistible to a green monster that burrows through her garden.
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2003.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 327 p. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Birnbaum, Alfred 1957-
Rubin, Jay 1941-
Notes: This translation originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf; London: Hamish Hamilton, 1993.


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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

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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Mar 09, 2011

angrytoast thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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