Literary Giveaway Blog Hop: The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami

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It’s no secret that I am a huge Haruki Murakami fan. I read and reviewed 1Q84 last year, I wrote about magical realism during Armchair BEA, and you may remember my post about the fond memories I have surrounding Norwegian Wood.

You’ve heard me say this before, but The Elephant Vanishes is a great introduction to Murakami’s writing. These stories were written throughout the 1980’s, five of which were published in The New Yorker prior to being compiled in this collection. Within The Elephant Vanishes you’ll find “The Wind-up Bird And Tuesday’s Women,” which was later revised to become the first chapter of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle; “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning,” which was read on an episode of This American Life; and my personal favorite, “TV People,” which sparked my interest in Murakami’s work.

So, for this Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, I can’t think of a better title to give to one of my readers than the great Haruki Murakami’s The Elephant Vanishes.

This giveaway is open to all readers. Winners with a US mailing address can choose between a physical copy of the book or an e-book from either Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Winners outside the US are limited to the e-book selection. This giveaway will run until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on February 12.

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Now head on over to other blogs participating in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!

Linky List:

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Seaside Book Nook
  3. Booklover Book Reviews
  4. Biblionomad
  5. Laurie Here
  6. The Well-Read Redhead (US/CA)
  7. River City Reading
  8. GirlVsBookshelf
  9. Ciska’s Book Chest
  10. The Book Stop
  11. Ragdoll Books Blog
  12. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  13. Lucybird’s Book Blog
  14. Reading World (N-America)
  15. Journey Through Books
  16. Readerbuzz
  17. Always With a Book (US)
  18. 52 Books or Bust (N.Am./UK)
  19. Guiltless Reading (US/CA)
  20. Book-alicious Mama (US)
  21. Wensend
  22. Books Speak Volumes
  23. Words for Worms
  24. The Relentless Reader
  25. A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall
  1. Fourth Street Review
  2. Vailia’s Page Turner
  3. The Little Reader Library
  4. Lost Generation Reader
  5. Heavenali
  6. Roof Beam Reader
  7. Mythical Books
  8. Word by Word
  9. The Misfortune of Knowing
  10. Aymaran Shadow > Behind The Scenes
  11. The Things You Can Read (US)
  12. Bay State Reader’s Advisory
  13. Curiosity Killed the Bookworm
  14. Lizzy’s Literary Life
  15. Books Can Save a Life (N. America)
  16. Words And Peace (US)
  17. The Book Club Blog