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1Q84 - Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel
1Q84
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"Murakami is like a magician who explains what he's doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves."... show more
"Murakami is like a magician who explains what he's doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves." --"The New York Times Book Review"" " The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A 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 1Q84 --"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 collector. A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell's--"1Q84" 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781846555497 (1846555493)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Pages no: 925
Edition language: English
Series: 1Q84 (#1)
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Daily Blessings
Daily Blessings rated it
5.0 1Q84
I believe that every single man and every single woman on this planet should read at least one of Haruki Murakami's books, because this man is a brilliant writer who really knows how to delve deep into the human psyche and human soul and bring various different kind of fictional characters to life. ...
The Professor
The Professor rated it
3.0 1Q84
“I don’t talk about the goat”. Much ado about nothing. Peak-Murakami for some, a test of patience for others, this is, however which way you spin it, too long and may well send you away wondering whether your time has been well spent. If an extended will-they, won’t-they romantic narrative with a sp...
This, that, and the other
This, that, and the other rated it
1.0 1Q84
We need to talk about HarukiMy other possible title for this review was “Now I know how to quit you”. You see, I have a long, complicated relationship with Murakami. I read Wind-Up Bird Chronicle something like thirteen years ago. I devoured that book. It was weird and fun and compelling. And deeply...
This, that, and the other
This, that, and the other rated it
1.0 1Q84
We need to talk about HarukiMy other possible title for this review was “Now I know how to quit you”. You see, I have a long, complicated relationship with Murakami. I read Wind-Up Bird Chronicle something like thirteen years ago. I devoured that book. It was weird and fun and compelling. And deeply...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
5.0 1Q84 Review
Well, shit, it's over. Took me three months to read this one, and after that last page, I want to start all over again. I got to know Aomame and Tengo in every way possible, and I will miss them like old friends. 1Q84 is the third longest book I've read, as far as page count is concerned. It is also...
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