Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ';Murakami's bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal indication of his genius. . . . A world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks.' The Washington Post Book World Not since Yukio Mishima and Yasunari Kawabata has a Japanese writer won the international acclaim enjoyed by Haruki Murakami. His genre-busting novels, short stories and reportage, which have been translated into 35 languages, meld the surreal and the hard-boiled, deadpan comedy and delicate introspection. Vintage Murakami includes the opening chapter of the international bestseller Norwegian Wood; ';Lieutenant Mamiya's Long Story: Parts I and II' from his monumental novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle; ';Shizuko Akashi' from Underground, his non-fiction book on the Toyko subway attack of 1995; and the short stories ';Barn Burning,' ';Honeypie.' Also included, for the first time in book form, the short story, ';Ice Man.'