Books The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami and Ted Goossen Paperback, 96 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $18 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Strange LibraryAuthorHaruki Murakami and Ted Goossen Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary In a fantastical illustrated short novel, three people imprisoned in a nightmarish library plot their escape. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Fiction Fiction Awards and Recognition 7 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List Also by Haruki Murakami 1Q84 The Wind-up Bird Chronicle What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Wind / Pinball Men Without Women See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Strange Library Review Book Reviews Watch Your Head When Checking Out Murakami's Strange 'Library' December 2, 2014 Haruki Murakami's 2008 novella about a young student trapped in an eerie library has just been translated into English. Critic Alan Cheuse calls it awfully weird and utterly down to earth.