"A light, rollicking, sometimes hilarious, but never sentimental picture of late-sixties Japan"
"A great deal of fun, and Murakami ... is a find."
Los Angeles Times
"The hero is a thoroughly engaging smartass."
"A superb and very funny bluffer, and one sympathizes with him all the way."
World Literature Today
"Full of humor ... sheer entertainment.
Having quickly established himself as the enfant terrible of Japanese literature, Ryu Murakami remains at the cutting edge of popular culture in Japan. He is a prolific author of fiction and non-fiction, and his movies and screenplays have achieved cult status.