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Q The year is 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

  • Title: 1Q84
  • Author: Haruki Murakami Jay Rubin Philip Gabriel
  • ISBN: 9780307593313
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 suspectThe 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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    1. 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 [...]

    2. 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. Th [...]

    3. 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. Midnight's Children will be the second. And then - deep breath - on to Infinite Jest and maybe the rest of - gasp - In Search [...]

    4. 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 frew reviews is as follows, from theatlantic: "It's hard to believe that some of the critics praising 1Q84 didn't real [...]

    5. "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"

    6. اول قراءة لي لهذا المؤلف المبدع.قصتان تسيران معا بشكل رائع وكلما تعمقت في في الرواية ازدادت غموضا، بأسلوب ساحر وتشعر بالتلقائية في القراءة بدون تعقيد.أومامه مدربا اللياقة البدنية التي تعيش حياة سرية بعلاقتها مع تلك المرأة كبيرة السن والأمور المشتركة بينهما.تانغو المؤلف ال [...]

    7. 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 begi [...]

    8. If you aren't already enamored with Murakami's writing, I recommend not reading 1Q84 - unless what you want is a treasure hunt for some simple Japanese recipes. 1Q84 is actually a test to see how much Murakami fans are willing to put up with. And the test is a tough one.The first part of the book is nothing short of what you expect from Murakami. But towards the middle it really begins to sag with tedious, mundane descriptions. One reviewer called it memory-insultingly repetitive and that's not [...]

    9. Begone, ye overblown romance: to the M's with ye, and there ye shall stay. No more will 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 [...]

    10. Tengo did as he was told. He began pumping slowly.These two sentences, on the second to last page of this 924 page novel, are a neat summary of Murakami’s methods in 1Q84. Tengo has spent the novel longing for Aomame and they have just been reunited after twenty years. ‘Pumping’ refers to the action of Tengo’s penis in Aomame’s vagina. Underlying Murakami’s general approach to writing is an element of dictation, of simply transcribing the spontaneously generating narrative coursing t [...]

    11. 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 [...]

    12. This book is possibly the best book I have read of all times. It has everything that anyone would want in a book because it is composed of a little of every genre. The book has so many symbolisms and imageries that no one can figure it all out in the first read. The book is like all of Haruki Murakami's past books where it is about self discovery of the main character. This time it is about how two long lost lovers find each others to the point that they were meant for each other. The book is ab [...]

    13. My Sunken Book ReviewMy real review, my Sunken Book Review, complete with unreliable Maps and Legends (not to mention Narrators), is here:/story/show/2Only go there if you are a child who likes to be spoiled.It's like a treasure hunt in a secret room.Or a pirate ship laden with booty.The Little People have tried unsuccessfully to sink it without trace.They managed to sink it, but I have traced it again.My Superficial Book ReviewHave you ever been intoxicated by a book?I've had so much to think t [...]

    14. SeanI must confess that this is my first bold step into the world of Haruki Murakami. After roughly four weeks, my journey through the world of 1Q84 has come to end. I was unfamiliar with this author until this massive yet stunningly beautiful book showed up on the new releases table at the bookstore. I then learned that this author (famous in Japan but relatively unknown in America) titled this book as play on George Orwell’s 1984 (one of my favorites). So I decided to brave the 984 pages.1Q8 [...]

    15. 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 [...]

    16. I bought this shortly after New Year's. I can tell you from what bookstore I bought it. I could point out approximately (but not exactly) the rack from which I selected it. I remember the person who accompanied me at the time. I don't know exactly what I was wearing—but it was probably a sweater of some sort with a t-shirt underneath, worn but serviceable dress pants and well polished brown or black shoes. I know that my clothes were fitting well, and were not too snug, because my recent effor [...]

    17. i'm 100 pages from the end but i won't finish this. i've been assaulted enough. oh why why why do we let books assault us so? because they show themselves to us in sheep's clothing, and we trust them. this fuzzy, sweet muzzled sheep cannot possibly brutalize me -- can it? can it? this book is relentlessly brutal. the narrative is stretched to its stretchable maximum. there is no good reason for this. i suppose that, if you are a murakami fan and like to hear the sound of his voice, there will be [...]

    18. 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 one of the only books over a thousand pages that I've read which was not written by Stephen King. I plan on fixing that over the next year by reading Gone with the Wind and Alan Moore's newest, Jerus [...]

    19. By the time one decides to read their third or fourth Murakami book, a certain set of expectations already springs up in the form of a private blurb statement which readily signifies that the emergence of a familiar pattern is lined up ahead. A pattern where rearrangement of different elements become inevitable but the prospect of discovering something new turns out to be the key reason for returning to a world where 'suspension of disbelief' is duly carved at the entry point. Whether that world [...]

    20. Updated, April 2012. Long theory explained in the spoiler section in the middleThe odd thing about this book is that whether I like it or hate it hinges on a particular point of interpretation, one that I'm not really sure is meant to be dissected the way I'm doing. As such, I literally can't tell if this is a good book operating by rather obscure and crafty methods, or a bad, actually rather reprehensible book, operating by more straight-forward means. The fact that it's Murakami, someone I'm p [...]

    21. Phew. Reading this book is like being in a bad marriage but you can't decide if it's actually bad or not. It started out fantastic. I was engrossed in it and couldn't wait to get home from work every day to just cuddle up with the book in hand. Somewhere along the way, I lost a bit of interest and started thinking about the other unread books in my list. I was tempted to cheat but persevered and gave it my full attention. Some days were great, some days were bad. Some so bad that I skimmed. Ther [...]

    22. Update - 4 years onCan it really be that long ago? It's a book I listened to over a period of weeks, over 40 hours worth of the normal Murakami mix of sex, food and parallel dimensions. But that's barely scratching the surface. It's a book that still haunts me, though in truth I can no longer recall much of the detail. I do remember that at heart the narrative is a simple one: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy searches for girl - though this might just be the only simple thing about this book. [...]

    23. You never know where you'll find yourself when you pick up one of Haruki Murakami's novels. I've come to believe that's exactly the way it should be. 1Q84 is no exception. The way Murakami weaves history with a constantly evolving reality gives the feel of a speculative novel offering an alternative history. But, besides seeing 2 moons, where is the difference in what the protagonist, Aomame, has dubbed 1Q84 and 'the real' 1984? When Aomame gets out of her taxi and makes an unexpected/out of the [...]

    24. 5 StarsHaruki Murakami may well be the most technically gifted story teller in the world today. I am such a huge fan, and love every minute that I spend in his imaginative worlds. His works bend genre lines, and twist between fantasy, science fiction, historical literature, and fairy tale in nature. He writes novels that transport the reader to places that they have never been before. This book 1Q84, is no exception. It is a love story that transcends time and space and questions reality itself. [...]

    25. Early on, I begin to think, “Murakami sure makes redundancy necessary—attractive even.” 700 pages later on, my expectations are blown to smithereens. Before the strenuous trek, though, I had thought that Murakami’s über-simple prose made reading a true joy: reading for hours in a trance that only the best of books can inspire is almost as rare as a decent meal at a fast food joint. "1Q84 (again, early on… perhaps before page 400 or so) was like a delectable miniseries—you know, the [...]

    26. It's so much easier when books leave me with a very clear idea of what I want to say about them. It's much more difficult when I don't find that one hook that I want to rant about or laud to the skies.I'm sort of in that position with 1Q84. I enjoyed it, as I always enjoy Murakami, while being at the same time slightly befuddled about it. His books are a little like reading dreams - weird as all get out, with dream logic that makes sense in context, but make me feel foggy and unsure about what h [...]

    27. 1Q84 [Ichi-kyū-hachi-yon], Haruki Murakami عنوانها: 1q84۱Q۸۴یک کیو هشتادوچهار؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: اول اکتبر سال 2016 میلادیعنوان 1: ؛ نویسنده: هاروکی موراکامی؛ مترجم: مرتضی بغدادی؛ تهران، چشمه، 1389؛ در 498 ص؛ شابک: 9789643628598؛ عنوان گسترده: وان کیو ایتی فور؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان ژاپنی - قرن 21 معنوان [...]

    28. This is my 9th Haruki Murakami and for me, this book is not really different from those earlier eight. The two alternating narrators (1 for each chapter up to the end of Book 2), Tengo and Aomame reminded me of the interspersing but parallel stories he used in Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (2 stars). Maybe to make this book a bit different (Wiki says he wrote this for 4 full years), he added the third narrator, Ushikawa whose role seemed to be the most interesting only because [...]

    29. Still mulling it over but below is the jumble of my initial thoughts.Cons"There’s a kernel of compelling story buried somewhere in 1Q84, but digging through the layers of tone-deaf dialogue, turgid description, and unyielding plot just isn’t worth the strain."--Christian Williams* Reflective dialog that does nothing more than parrot gets tedious.* Tension expands like a rapidly inflating balloon only to escape like a quiet moment of flatulence at the end.* Desperately wanting for tighter edi [...]

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