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  1. Emily May Emily May says:

    I ve decided that 2017 will be the year I take on my TBR long list I always find myself torn between the ever growing pile of ARCs and recent releases I want to read, and those books I ve been meaning to read forever but keep putting off So I ve decided to read a book from my long list alongside the ARCs new releases I m currently reading 1Q84 got to be the first.


  2. Kristin Myrtle Kristin Myrtle says:

    I just finished 1Q84 and already I ve begun to notice strange peculiarities in the world around me As I closed the book and stood up, I looked around my shabby apartment Same walls, same badly painted walls, same James Dean poster, but something seemed off Something infinitesimal The walls seemed closer or were they further away And James, wasn t there a cigarette clasped between your lips before Now you re just staring off into space with that amazing, casual air of indifference I shut m I just finished 1Q84 and already I ve begun to notice strange peculiarities in the world around me As I closed the book and stood up, I looked around my shabby apartment Same walls, same badly painted walls, same James Dean poster, but something seemed off Something infinitesimal The walls seemed closer or were they further away And James, wasn t there a cigarette clasped between your lips before Now you re just staring off into space with that amazing, casual air of indifference I shut my eyes and shake my head It s just the residual effect of Murakami s prose, I tell myself NothingI went about the rest of my day as usual but late that night I fell into a restless sleep I had the strangest dreamI dreamt of him You know the one The one I love The one separated from me because of timing and distance and all the other inane trivialities that prevent us from taking the next logical step In my dream he was reading 1Q84 as well Well actually he was just finishing it, closing it with a self satisfied thwack, for it is quite a tome Then he just sat there, comtemplatively, his fingers steepled together in a pyramid under his chin And suddenly I appeared there with him in my dream I, like, just walked in from off stage and sat down on the floor in front of him cross legged Is it weird to appear in your own dream I don t know if that s ever happened to me before Anyways, we just talked all night about 1Q84, about Tengo and Aomame, the star crossed, NO moon crossed lovers We talked about the people they knew and loved Ayumi, Komatsu and Tengo s dad Tengo s married older lover The dowager that befriends and mentors Aomame and her stoic level headed gay bodyguard Tamaru We discussed Fuka Eri and the strange cult, Sakigake, she escaped, and the stranger story she wrote that Tengo had been hired to ghostwrite Air Chrysalis. How this story acts as a catalyst for the whole novel, it gets is moving Ushikawa, Leader, Buzzcut and Ponytail, Tsubasa, Professor Ebisuno, and the three nurses that Tengo meets How he compares them to the witches from Macbeth. And so many literary references, it s like Murakami is name dropping Dickens, Proust and Chekov to name a few And The Little People How could we forget The Little People How they just appear strangely and build the elusive Air Chrysalis. The huge, womb like, peanut shaped, furry, glowing, egg thingy that materializes by their hands seemingly out of thin air What does the Air Chrysalis represent And how does it tie in with Sakigake and Fuka Eri And, utimately, what s inside it Butthan anything, as I looked up into the eyes of the man I adored, we spoke of love How this is above all A Love Story, and an unbelievably hopeful one at that Because in 1Q84 true love exists and it matters, it makes a difference It obliterates obstacles, it takes on a life of it s own And the connections that we make, that we forge, they last They live and breathe They are not ephemeral they are not gossamer.And then I just woke up, the dream dissolved as abruptly as it began Anyways after that I didn t really notice any changes in the world around me James Dean looks normal to me now But maybe I ve just become accustomed to it all I don t know what Murakami is tapped into, I don t know where his talent, his inspiration comes from, but it never fails to move me There s an ease and an elegance to his prose And it is absolutely, magnificently beyond beautiful He defies classification I could go on and on He s a world class writer and this is a world class book


  3. Desiree Desiree says:

    I guess I can now write this review since I ve settled down from doing a victory lap around my house as a result of completing this steaming pile of hot garbage Maybe before I totally slam the book, I should say what I did like but to be honest there was very little to like The plot wasn t bad The love story connection between Tengo Aomame was somewhat cute I could roll with all this What blows my mind is that Murakami felt he needed 900 pages to drag this whole shebang out The prose I guess I can now write this review since I ve settled down from doing a victory lap around my house as a result of completing this steaming pile of hot garbage Maybe before I totally slam the book, I should say what I did like but to be honest there was very little to like The plot wasn t bad The love story connection between Tengo Aomame was somewhat cute I could roll with all this What blows my mind is that Murakami felt he needed 900 pages to drag this whole shebang out The prose was so mundane and the narrative dragged on and on and on that it was difficult to accurately gauge the turning points and climax of the story Oh, and let s not talk about the constant repetition and writing about wasting time while wasting my time because I m reading about him writing about wasting time Are you still with me I enjoy mind twisting and mind bending elements in a novel but I need some sort of anchor to base these things on Murakami introduces Sakigake, dohta, maza and the Little People yet he only explores the periphery of these concepts especially the Little People Murakami, please tell me who they are and what the deal is with them Like seriously, I really want to know So then the question is what did he use the 900 pages for Honestly, your guess is as good as mine because after this slugfest I remain completely and utterly bewildered Things also happen in this novel just because There is no explanation and very vague character development Upon completion, I just felt I was left with nothing Nothing.I ve heard positive things about some of his other works but after this experience I cannot say when next I will be picking up another Murakami to read It shall surely be awhile yet, if ever ETA on 24 January 2014 1 35AM Central European Time CET 1 By some miracle this review has garnered a boatload of likes Thank you good people 2 However, I must say I am tired of random people flocking over to the comment section to loudly voice their disagreement, question my reading choices, question why I finished the book and just generally be condescending This is my review space I read the book, didn t like it and expressed it all in a review If you disagree and you loved it, that s absolutely fine Use your own review space to worship it Don t come to mine and be a nuisance 3 Goodreads, please introduce the option to lock the comment section of specific reviews for the love of God ETA on 10 February 2014 12 30AM Central European Time CET 1 On January 31 2014 Goodreads honored my request and locked this review.2 I am grateful that Goodreads honored my request and even though I am aware of the setting that blocks non friends from commenting on my reviews that still seems to me to be an extreme option I m not averse to non friends commenting on my reviews I would just like the option to lock certain reviews to prevent them from descending into an unnecessary bitch fest from non friends like this one did prior to the lock


  4. Marius Marius says:

    So, Love transcends dimensionsAnd something interesting So, Love transcends dimensionsAnd something interesting


  5. Arielle Walker Arielle Walker says:

    1Q84 is undoubtedly the biggest literary let down I have ever come across The synopsis and plot outline sound fascinating, the reviews have been glowing am I trying to read a different 1Q84 than everyone else Apparently not, judging by the far too few reviews that sum up my feelings towards this nothing of a book One of my favourite lines from one of my favourite of these few reviews is as follows, from theatlantic.comIt s hard to believe that some of the critics praising 1Q84 didn t r 1Q84 is undoubtedly the biggest literary let down I have ever come across The synopsis and plot outline sound fascinating, the reviews have been glowing am I trying to read a different 1Q84 than everyone else Apparently not, judging by the far too few reviews that sum up my feelings towards this nothing of a book One of my favourite lines from one of my favourite of these few reviews is as follows, from theatlantic.comIt s hard to believe that some of the critics praising 1Q84 didn t really feel, at times, like throwing the book in the air and walking away Trying to say anything definite about it is like trying to nail Jell O to a wall Even the title s allusion to Orwell seems vague It s an elaborate puzzle which, when assembled, adds up to a picture of a perfect blank For me, reading it was the literary equivalent of biting into a large, pumped up souffl After finishing five pounds of book, I was still hungry for a novelThe only difference between this critic s view of the book and mine is that I remain unable to finish the damn thing Putting the nothingness of the book aside, there are plenty of other,frustrating issues to contend with.These are a few of the problems I personally had with 1Q84 Aomame comes across as a flat, two dimensional character whose main purpose is to serve as an older male fantasy Within a few pages of meeting her, she experiences flashbacks of a detailed lesbian encounter she experienced with a friend, though she is not, in fact lesbian, bi sexual, in the slightest bit attracted to woman This would not be an issue if it appeared to serve any purpose towards her character development but it doesn t. Instead, it begins to follow the pornographic trend of girl on girl sex for the sole purpose of pleasing men Literally, Aomame and the other woman have sex for NO other reason then to attract the men they have picked up To clarify again Aomame doesn t particularly want to have sex with the other woman at all. This sterotypically male fantasy further continues as the reader is told countless times how she is attracted only to much older men with receding hairlines, and proceeds to detail each of these sexual encounters There is nothing wrong with any of the aforementioned as it stands, to each their own, and it would not be a problem if it served a purpose to the story but as far as I m aware so far it really doesn t. The story would in no way be impacted if any of these scenes were to be removed Aomame is in no way empowered by the depiction of her sex life, instead she is an object a pornagraphic object, again apparently designed for the titillation of the reader.If it s in the best interest of the book in question, I am perfectly ok with reading about bigoted characters, or even books written by writers with an obvious agenda that clashes with my own beliefs, if the book is good, and provokes thought 1Q84 is not one of these books The blatant misogyny does not serve a purpose and therefore I must assume that it was not considered to be an issue at all for the purposes of the book I honestly felt that all the female characters in this were written as fantasy not just Aomame, but Every Single Woman There is the older married girlfriend who serves no purpose other than to be a sexual object for Tengo she doesn t even have a name there is the police woman who befriends Aomame and constantly wants sex with her though she is self declared completely straight and appears to serve no other purpose in the book she isn t grappling with her sexuality, this isn t an exploration of multifaceted queerness or a critique of the heteronormative structures that this character exists within, she simply is there to have girl on girl sex without the complications of actual character development and even with Fuka Eriattention was spent on the shape of her breasts than on her merits as a person or writer It s also been brought to my attention that there are many other instances of blatant misogyny that I have missed in the review this is clearly not an exhaustive list and I only got two thirds of the way through the book Feel free to share thoughts below, that s what the comment section is for.Other books allow viewpoints such as this to be limited to the perspective of a character The narrator in Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World muses on his attraction to an slightly overweight woman, and his surprise that she is attractive A little unpleasant, yes, but it fits in with how his character progresses He is largely respectful towards the girl in question and to the other women in the book, and is overall a rather sympathetic character Hajime in South of the Border, West of the Sun is ratherunlikeable in this respect, with the way he treats the women in his life, but again this is part of the journey of his character 1Q84 goes so far beyond that, the sexism that permeates this entire story is not limited to character and is irredeemable.Tengo is likeable to a point, but all his segments of the story are the most repetitive in the book, which is a constant source of frustration Also and likely because of this he doesn t really do much He has a lot of sex with his older, married girlfriend and we know that she is older and married because that statement appears to have taken the place of her name, appearing at least 5 times in every chapter about Tengo view spoiler I will also admit that I grew very, very weary of every conversation she had with Tengo being punctuated by lines such as she said to him, massaging his scrotum in her hand hide spoiler As with Aomame s segments, the sex all truly appears to serve no purpose, and is crudely written at that, meaning it all comes across as both needlessly pornographic, and incredibly boring, two things good writing and good sex should never be When Tengo is not having dull sexual encounters with his older married girlfriend, he mostly wanders around not doing anything This is described in detail, which I will admit is a fairly impressive feat considering he really isn t doing anything.Moments of this novel appear to hold onto a central plot, but it is so bogged down with mundane details view spoiler along the lines of Tengo got up, showered and dressed Then he cooked his breakfast He sat down to eat his breakfast, after which he wandered around the room for a while After this, he made a phone call, wrote some of his book, made some rice and salad, and waited for his older married girlfriend to call She didn t call, so he went for a walk outside His walk outside was long and went nowhere While he was resting after his walk outside, Tengo read a book about the indigenous people of some country whose relevance is not made clear out loud and in minute and soporous detail so that the reader of THIS book can also experience the pedantic boredom of the book he was reading After he had finished reading the book out loud and in minute detail, Tengo made dinner and went to bed After he went to bed he couldn t sleep, so he got up and wrote someof his book, though he found writing at night to be difficult and not as good as writing in the day, even though in the day his older married girlfriend was sometimes a distraction to him and got jealous at anything that took attention away from her even though she was older and married and nameless and the married aspect of her life should probably have been enough of a distraction in itself for her to not be sleeping with someone else But that was fine with Tengo because he liked sex with his older married girlfriend very much He didn t even mind that sex with his older married girlfriend was a sometimes a distraction from his writing work As he wrote his book he thought about etc etc hide spoiler that it is near impossible to discern what is actually worth reading, rather than skimming over I m pretty sure that if all the moments of needless, boring repetition were removed, the novel would come well under the 500 page mark but then the appalling details and lack of plot would have nothing to hide behind at all The characters reactions to everything were utterly implausible to me Tengo and his editor are totally panicked about the idea of anyone finding out they re wrote Air Chrysalis the idea of co writing or editing is completely out of the question but Aomame isn t even bothered by the fact that she is in a world that is not her own She has essentially fallen into a parallel universe and her reaction to that is actually, I m not even sure if she reacted at all to this knowledge She also freaks out when she holds a gun, but has no apparent qualms about killing a man with a needle There are many, many other reactions that bothered me but I can t think of them clearly enough to write about them I think my mind has an innate defence against boredom that means I forget anything that has bored me to this degree The very worst part about this vapid 1000 page novel, however, is that people who have finished the book tell me that nothing else happens I can t handle it, I really can t Perhaps if I d come into this with lower expectations, I may have been less disappointed It would have still been a terrible book, but I would feel less betrayed by this fact 14 4 16 Final note I have since read at least ten other books by Murakami and counting , so I am 100% certain that my dislike of 1Q84 has nothing to do with his style of writing Many most of his other stories don t exactly have plots, or things that happen a point , or concrete endings of any kind but they work Somethan others, of course, but while I have adored many Sputnik Sweetheart, Norwegian Wood, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage stand out at the top of the list and found others somewhat less enjoyable South of the Border, West of the Sun , none of his other works I have read are on the level of 1Q84 at all I have also read many other books by other authors where nothing happens, and yet the work is utterly captivating I still stand by this review completely.And yes, of course you are entitled to disagree entirely, but please do refrain from a pointless insults that trivialise mental illnesses b grammatically incorrect complaints of my use of British English as opposed to American English spellings c personal attacks in general these manage to be both rude and boring and hardly facilitate an interesting discussion


  6. Alisan Alisan says:

    Reading a Murakami book is like diving into the ocean only to discover that you have always been a fish Things suddenly start making sense


  7. Zach Zach says:

    Aomame, a small breasted woman, is an assassin who targets men who mistreat women Tengo, a large man, teaches math, and is a writer Tengo, the large man, and Aomame, the small breasted woman, once held hands as children, and although they have not seen each other in the twenty years since, they are still soul mates Tengo, the math teacher, becomes embroiled in a conspiracy to re write the novella Air Chrysalis, by Fuka Eri, a large breasted teenager, which is a good story written poorly Te Aomame, a small breasted woman, is an assassin who targets men who mistreat women Tengo, a large man, teaches math, and is a writer Tengo, the large man, and Aomame, the small breasted woman, once held hands as children, and although they have not seen each other in the twenty years since, they are still soul mates Tengo, the math teacher, becomes embroiled in a conspiracy to re write the novella Air Chrysalis, by Fuka Eri, a large breasted teenager, which is a good story written poorly Tengo, when he is not teaching math or writing, misses Aomame, the small breasted woman with whom he once held hands Aomame, when she is not killing misogynists or lamenting the size of her breasts, misses Tengo, the large man with whom she once held hands Aomame has mysteriously been transported from her own world of 1984 to the mysterious new world of 1Q84, which has two moons and is controlled to some degree by the Little People, who say ho ho Aomame sees there are two moons Tengo sees there are two moons There are two moons One is normal, the other is small and green The normal moon is the moon from 1984, but the other moon, which is small and green, can be seen only in 1Q84, the mysterious other world which is controlled to some degree by the Little People Tengo has a recurring memory from when he was an infant of seeing a man who was not his father suckle at Tengo s mother s breasts Women have breasts Some breasts are large Fuka Eri s , while others are small Aomame s Aomame laments this fact Aomame yearns for larger breasts She also yearns for Tengo, the writer whose hand she held twenty years before, when they were ten They have not seen each other since, but they still love one another Aomame does not allow this to distract her from her mission, which is assassinating men who have grievously mistreated women Aomame was raised in the cult of the Society of Witnesses Tengo was raised by his father after his mother died when he was young His father collected NHK fees This was not the man Tengo recalls seeing suckle at his mother s breasts Tengo was often forced to accompany his father on his work trips, collecting NHK fees Aomame was often forced to accompany her parents spreading the evangel The Little People say ho ho There are two moons Tengo is a large man Women also have pubic hair, unless they don t, in which case they are probably ghosts, or shadows, in which case no man can be held accountable for sexually assaulting them, no matter their age The Little People are assumed to be evil, although mostly the Little People just say ho ho Women who are victims get what s coming to them George Orwell wrote a book called 1984 The year is 1984 Aomame yearns for Tengo Tengo yearns for Aomame Ushikawa, an ugly man, is unpleasant to look at


  8. Rick Riordan Rick Riordan says:

    I d heard it was a difficult read, and certainly it is long, at well over 900 pages, but I find that I m flying through it Murakami knows how to keep the pages turning with a brilliant mix of mystery, fantasy and intrigue Two characters, Aomame and Tengu, find themselves slipping into an alternate version of the world in 1984 a world Aomame names 1Q84 What is causing this shift, and whom can they trust Those are just some of the questions facing them The book reminds me of Orwell, of cou I d heard it was a difficult read, and certainly it is long, at well over 900 pages, but I find that I m flying through it Murakami knows how to keep the pages turning with a brilliant mix of mystery, fantasy and intrigue Two characters, Aomame and Tengu, find themselves slipping into an alternate version of the world in 1984 a world Aomame names 1Q84 What is causing this shift, and whom can they trust Those are just some of the questions facing them The book reminds me of Orwell, of course, but also Gabriel Marquez and some early dark urban fantasy like The Land of Laughs by Jonathan Carroll or Little, Big by John Crowley Which you should read, if you haven t Yet Murakami isn t really like anyone else, exactly He has that fresh something, just like the fictional editor Komatsu in his narrative is looking for Check out the book


  9. Daniel Daniel says:

    Begone, ye overblown romance to the M s with ye, and there ye shall stay Nowill I be forced to read about the ample breasts of mysterious, mute women never again will I be witness to sexual encounters that are just a concept, not the actual bumping of uglies that occurs when a man puts his penis inside of a woman s vagina.Banished will be the sporty assassinatrix who winds down by having one night stands with bald headed men the stocky writer who oscillates between mathematics an Begone, ye overblown romance to the M s with ye, and there ye shall stay Nowill I be forced to read about the ample breasts of mysterious, mute women never again will I be witness to sexual encounters that are just a concept, not the actual bumping of uglies that occurs when a man puts his penis inside of a woman s vagina.Banished will be the sporty assassinatrix who winds down by having one night stands with bald headed men the stocky writer who oscillates between mathematics and prose and the occasional dalliance with a married girlfriend and the misshapen cranium of an ugly man who skitters from one plot point to the next with grim purpose, unsuspecting of the authorial foot that hovers, god like, above the story s flimsy re bar.Along with these mundane presences, so too will be exiled the various supporting paper cut outs, wearing the clothes and skins of nurses and bodyguards and editors, muttering incomprehensible directions that pose as mysterious truths in a world with two moons Get out, all of you 925 pages wasthan your fair share, andthan its fair share was squandered on wordy mediocrity


  10. Stephen M Stephen M says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A mere 29 days have passed since its release, but I have conquered the behemoth I believe mp owes me 20 dollars for finishing first Well, since no monetary guidelines were stipulated, I will also accept 3 cats and 2 metaphors that don t make any sense BeforeAs I eagerly await to tackle this tomeI am utterly afraid for the books that I ownEspecially the texts populating my deskMy patience for Brit Lit will be put to the testBut my grades will be of little concernWhen these 900 pages will beg A mere 29 days have passed since its release, but I have conquered the behemoth I believe mp owes me 20 dollars for finishing first Well, since no monetary guidelines were stipulated, I will also accept 3 cats and 2 metaphors that don t make any sense BeforeAs I eagerly await to tackle this tomeI am utterly afraid for the books that I ownEspecially the texts populating my deskMy patience for Brit Lit will be put to the testBut my grades will be of little concernWhen these 900 pages will begin to burnA hole of delight to last for the agesAnd I won t care about homework while in his pagesBecause it isn t grades that last but literary heavenThen I ll always say, I remember Murakami and 1984 in 2011 AfterAs you might be able to deduce from my little poem and the rating, I was a bit disappointed by this book I think the main reason was the unwarranted length I wouldn t mind reading a 900 page novel if it meant that the book was going to really take me places From what I ve heard about Infinite Jest, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and others like it, they are quite the journey Where you begin and where the book leads, makes for such a arc of character, theme and plot so as to incur upon the reader the impression a fully fleshed out world I find that exciting I like to experience whole life times within one novel It is the complete escape from this world, when you feel as though you ve lived inside another for so long I felt no such experience with 1Q84 Instead, was 922 pages of repetitious prose When it boils down to it, there is not much exposition in here All it is is the same arc of a character moving from the world they are used to, then into the Q world and finding everything weird That happens to three different characters And we have to be told the same sounding impressions followed by similar realizations I think that underneath it all, there is a lot to be said about this book But I honestly do not feel as compelled to want to do so, since everything was repeated so often and so frequently.Occasionally, the book would break out of its redundancy and work the usual Murakami magic But those moments were so far and few between, that any momentum gained would be slowed down by 50 pages of nothingness Murakami loves to say every passing detail, significant or not, that goes through a character s head He might write something likeAomame went into the kitchen She walked up to the refrigerator She looked at the refrigerator Then she thoughtI want to eat something because I know that I should But I m not hungry I haven t been hungry in a long time, not since I parted with my one true love TengoShe opened the refrigerator and looked inside She closed the door after deciding that nothing looked appetizing She thought about her one true love, Tengo And the fact that she hadn t seen him since she was a child I think he used a similar technique with other novels, Wind Up Bird for example I don t remember it bothering me at all In fact reading this has made me want to go back and re read Wind Up to see how it compares Because I hate to say it, but this book may have ruined my patience for that type of writing, which I thought worked so well in Wind Up Another similarity between the two was the simplicity of the writing Both books feature straight forward prose and a plethora of telling I remember it working very well in Wind Up, another claim I d like to re read for, but in 1Q84, it falls flat on its face In the kind of the book that this is, it needs something to convince the reader of the unreal elements I m not sure what the formula for that is, of course there s no exact way of doing this, but there has to be better ways of writing a convincing magical realist story than lines like thisAomame wondered if Fuka Eri s dohtahad been able to survive for long without her mazaThe Little people had said that it was virtually impossible for a dohtato go on living without her mazaAnd what about a mazaWhat was it like for her to live after having lost the shadow of her heart and mind That could easily be straight out of a YA, fantasy novel.Then there were other lines that were just cheesyUshikawa had a sharp sense of smell, and something smelled fishy That last line may be due to translation, which I m always willing to admit as a possibility But I have faith in the translators, given that Jay Rubin has translated a majority of Murakami s works and the other novels were dissimilar in this regard to this book.There was also some of the ideas, not flaws of translation, that I didn t agree with A thematic thread that runs throughout, is a zen like balancing between opposing forces, usually represented in pairs Murakami reiterates the idea that whenever an imbalance occurs, nature steps in to stabilize itself This might be cute to find inside of a fortune cookie or on a license plate, but when taken to real life situations or the events of this book, it becomes an unsettling bit of moral relativism This is especially apparent in a scene where Aomame kills a child rapist I was somewhat intrigued by this idea at first I tend to be a fan of stories about vigilante justice But when Aomame arrives, the rapist explains how he was powerless against the forces that made him to do it This is when it started to get weird Because after Aomame kills the man, the next scene is of Tengo having sex with a girl under 18, without him able to control it When reading that in context of lines like nature abhors a vacuum , it s pretty weird It s a dangerous notion to consider something as terrible as child rape in the context of yin and yang and everything in harmony The other thing I disagreed with was the premise by which the entire book hangs The two main characters are supposed to have held hands once, as ten year olds, and have been desperately in love for all the years that have followed I didn t really buy that at all There are many things that can pass off as unreal in a Murakami novel, but absolute, undying love because of a single encounter in elementary school is not one of them Call me a cynic, but I don t believe that ever happens This idea comes from a short story called On Meeting the 100% Perfect Girl that Murakami had written Quite the opposite of 1Q84, it runs for only a couple pages I think I can handle undying love at first sight when condensed down into a few pages But when repeated over and over and over through 700 pages, it loses me completely.Of course, not everything is bad about this book, hence the 3 stars As mentioned there arethan a few Murakami magic moments He was still able to make me shudder, make me stare off into space for minutes at a time in quiet fascination But I hope for his next book, his editor is given a littlepower than he had here


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1Q84 The year isand the city is TokyoA young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls Q Q is for question mark A world that bears a question Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled As Aomame s and Tengo s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot out with the metropolitan police a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women a hideously ugly private investigator a mild mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard and a peculiarly insistent television fee collectorA love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell s Q is Haruki Murakami s most ambitious undertaking yet an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers ➹ [Read] ➵ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen ➼ – 9facts.co.uk she realizes ❮Download❯ ➵ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – 9facts.co.uk a parallel existence ➼ [Reading] ➾ Good People in an Evil Time By Svetlana Broz ➱ – 9facts.co.uk which she calls Q Q is for question mark A world that bears a question Meanwhile ❰Reading❯ ➼ On a Day Like This Author Peter Stamm – 9facts.co.uk an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that [PDF] ✎ Heart to Start ✐ Derek Handley – 9facts.co.uk soon ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Light without Fire By Scott Korb ⚣ – 9facts.co.uk his previously placid life begins to come unraveled As Aomame s and Tengo s narratives converge over the course of this single year ❰EPUB❯ ✺ Secrecy Author Rupert Thomson – 9facts.co.uk we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer a beautiful [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Silence and the Roar By Nihad Sirees – 9facts.co.uk dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot out with the metropolitan police a reclusive ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ Hard Country By Robin Robilliard ✍ – 9facts.co.uk wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women a hideously ugly private investigator a mild mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard and a peculiarly insistent television fee collectorA love story [PDF / Epub] ✑ The Whale Rider ☄ Witi Ihimaera – 9facts.co.uk a mystery [KINDLE] ✽ The Impossible David Lynch By Todd McGowan – 9facts.co.uk a fantasy ❰Ebook❯ ➣ The Colour Encyclopedia Of Incredible Aeroplanes Author Philip J. Jarrett – 9facts.co.uk a novel of self discovery ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Tooth Sleuth, Mystery of the Missing Tooth (Shirley Lock Mysteries Author Mia Woolfe – 9facts.co.uk a dystopia to rival George Orwell s Q is Haruki Murakami s most ambitious undertaking yet an instant best seller in his native Japan ☆ Juno Of Taris PDF / Epub ✩ Author Fleur Beale – 9facts.co.uk and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers


About the Author: Haruki Murakami

Murakami Haruki Japanese is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator His work has been described aseasily accessible, yet profoundly complexHe can be located on Facebook at childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature He grew up reading a range of works by American writers, such as Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan, and he is often distinguished from other Japanese writers by his Western influences.Murakami studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo, where he met his wife, Yoko His first job was at a record store, which is where one of his main characters, Toru Watanabe in Norwegian Wood, works Shortly before finishing his studies, Murakami opened the coffeehousePeter Catwhich was a jazz bar in the evening in Kokubunji, Tokyo with his wife.Many of his novels have themes and titles that invoke classical music, such as the three books making up The Wind Up Bird Chronicle The Thieving Magpie after Rossini s opera , Bird as Prophet after a piano piece by Robert Schumann usually known in English as The Prophet Bird , and The Bird Catcher a character in Mozart s opera The Magic Flute Some of his novels take their titles from songs Dance, Dance, Dance after The Dells song, although it is widely thought it was titled after the Beach Boys tune , Norwegian Wood after The Beatles song and South of the Border, West of the Sun the first part being the title of a song by Nat King Cole.