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1Q84
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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's1Q84 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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Centique
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3) | Haruki Murakami
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Dun dah dah! I finished! 🎺🎶🎶
This was a 4 star, 1319 page read. If you‘ve read Murakami you‘ll know his straight forward writing style makes the pages go fast & you‘ll be prepared for fantastical elements popping out of an otherwise realistically drawn setting. You might be prepared for a bonkers plot, which this truly is and some very odd sex scenes. But what this story also has is characters so good you‘d quite happily sit with them 🔽

Centique contemplating a blank wall. (However if you don‘t do weird or fantastical, this wont be for you)
Side note: how much harder it was to stalk someone in 1984! 😬
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sarahbarnes I love this book! Your review makes me want to reread it! 1w
sisilia I read this 10 years ago, and I still remember the two moons. My favorite part is the rat and the vegetarian cat 😝 1w
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Megabooks This is on my bucket list! Congratulations! 1w
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed it, but I don‘t think it‘s for me☹️ 1w
Centique @sarahbarnes thanks! It was a glorious trip 🥰 1w
Centique @sisilia ha! I will remember that too 😆 1w
Centique @Megabooks thanks Meg 😘 1w
Centique @CarolynM I think you‘re probably right. It‘s a long slog if you don‘t like the weird and wooly plot! 1w
sisilia If i remember correctly, Murakami won the worst sex scene writer award for this hahaha 1w
Centique @sisilia I‘m glad to hear that! It made me cringe so much 😂😂 1w
Nute I keep saying, ‘one day soon,‘ and then I bypass it every time. I don‘t know why because I like Murakami‘s storytelling style. 3d
Centique @Nute there are so many books like that aren‘t there! But we‘re always picking up some other book that wants us to love it 😍 so we‘re doing okay! 💕 2d
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Centique
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Slowly making progress. I‘m enjoying this but Mr Murakami you have some weird 🤪 going on in your brain!

Maria514626 😆😆😆 That‘s quite the chunkster! 2w
BarbaraBB I‘ll never forget those two moons! 2w
ElizaMarie I really loved this book! 2w
Megabooks I‘d love to read this someday! 2w
Jeg Way too thick for me these days. 2w
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Centique
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I can‘t help myself, I‘ve fallen into another #chunkster 😂😂

BkClubCare Yea. I have climbed that. 🥴 1mo
Centique @BkClubCare well done you! 😂 1mo
LeahBergen Wow, that IS a biggun‘! 🤣 1mo
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sarahbarnes I loved this book SO much! 1mo
Ruthiella 👍 I love a long book (if it‘s good, naturally!) 1mo
Dragon A strange but wonderful book 👍💚🐉 1mo
BarbaraBB It‘s fast paced though! Enjoy! 1mo
squirrelbrain Good luck! 😁 1mo
Centique @sarahbarnes @Dragon @BarbaraBB I‘m really enjoying it so far! (edited) 1mo
batsy That looks fun! I'll look out for your review 🙂 1mo
Jeg Don‘t think I could do it. So look forward to your review. 1mo
Centique @Jeg luckily the font is really big! 1mo
ReadingEnvy I liked this one! 3w
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Patchshank
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I've finally decided to stop putting it off. I have started my book for the #ChunksterChallenge2022 😅

https://youtu.be/2_uwE0WkM7Y

Link to It's Only a Paper Moon sung by Ella Fitzgerald. I'm going to be humming that all evening now.

Amiable You can do it ! 2mo
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Noveldrama
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3) | Haruki Murakami
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Yuki_Onna
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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❄That depends - on my mood, the genre and/or the book.
When there's magical realism and or surrealism involved, slow burn is perfect
most times. 👌
❄What an epic. Enjoyed the plot of that one playing out so much.

@TheSpineView #two4tuesday #HarukiMurakami

Wanna play? @Enchanted_Bibliophile @BookBosomed1 @SoyTooSaucy

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📖📚 4mo
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Patchshank
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I'm going to try and read the tagged book.
#ChunksterChallenge2022
@Amiable

Amiable Fabulous! Welcome to the crew! 5mo
Leftcoastzen 😱need to read it as well 5mo
Amiable @Leftcoastzen Do you want me to add you to the tag list for the challenge? 5mo
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Leftcoastzen Yes, please. 5mo
Twainy I also have this book … unread 😩 one of my 22 goals is to read chunky books! 5mo
Patchshank @Twainy @Leftcoastzen maybe we could do a buddy read? 5mo
Twainy I‘m not sure what that is but yes. 5mo
Patchshank @Twainy I've never participated in a buddy read before, but from what I can gather its like a small bookclub. We read the book together and discuss it. Like maybe each week we read like 5 chapters or something then at the end of the week we talk about it. 5mo
Twainy 😁 5mo
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SherryJones
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I am in complete awe of Haruki Murakami. A fantastical adventure tale about loneliness and love, this book is perfectly paced and with a complex story, unforgettable characters, and simple prose that lets the story shine. The book is long, which gave me pleasure as I luxuriated in the knowledge that I would be able to remain in Aomame and Tengo‘s world for a long time. This book has now become one of my favorites. Ten stars out of five!

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SherryJones
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami

I am loving this book about a young woman who grew up as a Jehovah‘s Witness and a young man who ghostwrites a book by a teenage girl who grew up in a Japanese cult. There‘s so much suspense in the plot that I can‘t stop turning the pages. Murakami‘s clean style is deceptively simple, as always — there‘s so much to unpack in this marvelous book.

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HeyT
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I was a little intimidated because this was 1157 pages but it certainly didn‘t feel that long. While I could have done without the weird sex bits the sheer wtfness of it was good. I was continually coming up with more theories as I read and having to readjust when something else happened. Worth the time it took to read.
#BuriedAliveChallenge

suvata I ❤️ Murakami books 8mo
HeyT This was my #DoubleSpin for July @TheAromaofBooks 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Wow!! Fabulous progress!!!! I started to read this one whenever Haruki Murakami was #AuthorAMonth but just wasn't in the headspace for it. It's still on my list, though, because I think I would enjoy it if I could get into it. 8mo
HeyT @TheAromaofBooks Yeah it was a little weird to get started but once I was in I was in. You just have to be in a headspace where you can accept the weird. 8mo
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HeyT
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I have so many theories going around in my head about this and I‘m not quite at 50% yet so I‘m excited to see where it goes. I don‘t know what I expected this to be but I am surprised I‘m not feeling bogged down by the size. Maybe it‘s because Callie is keeping me company.
#CatsOfLitsy

RaeLovesToRead Callie is so photogenic! 8mo
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HeyT
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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“If our collective memory is taken from us—is rewritten—we lose the ability to sustain our true selves.“

I think this hits especially hard because I went to library school and took archival electives.

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HeyT
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I‘m so happy it‘s porch reading weather! It‘s been like over 85F for so long that I almost forgot what good weather felt like.

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HeyT
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Only six chapters in and I‘m already having weird dreams about this book.

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HeyT
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Decided to start this in an effort to tackle my BookSpin backlog. I only have two chunksters left but the other is made up of like 250 short stories.

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cant_i'm_booked
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Completely absorbing, the best novel I‘ve stumbled across as of late. A young woman in 1984 Tokyo hops an expressway barrier, to inadvertently enter a dangerous new world. A modern love story, but then, its wrapped up within so many interlocking elements of sci-fi, literary history, philosophy, Western noir and Japanese mythology, maybe a simple label like “love story” rings false. Do not let the length deter you!

Mandoul Totally agree! This is one on my favourites. 7mo
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Sharpeipup
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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bibliobliss
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Not the books though!! 😫

#currentlyreading

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bibliobliss
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami

This was not about the mere loss of her virginity but rather the sanctity of an individual human being's soul. No one had the right to invade such sacred precincts with muddy feet.

Love Murakami's writing

#currentlyreading #fiction #novels #doorstoppers #bigassbooks #bookblurbs

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Sharpeipup
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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And we‘re off…

The latest book in my read harder book club. Nice to have one to talk about!

bibliobliss I'm reading it too. Good luck!! 12mo
Sharpeipup @bibliobliss Enjoying it so far. You? 12mo
bibliobliss @Sharpeipup Yes. It's wild 😉 12mo
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nathandrake1997
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

Murakami, I'm getting a little jaded.

There was a time when all I used to read was Murakami. His writing style had that certain something (mainly his way of discovering the magical in the mundane) that entranced me in a manner that literature seldom did until then. This was around 2 years back.

1Q84 is the first novel of his I have read since then (I read his short stories collection BLIND WILLOW SLEEPING WOMAN last December). And honestly....

nathandrake1997 ....I was underwhelmed. Released as a trilogy in Japan, the most widely available edition in English translation is an omnibus that contains all three books in a single volume, this is Murakami's longest and usually touted to be his most ambitious work to date.... 1y
nathandrake1997 ....The parts that work the most are the ones where Murakami isn't concerned with plot. Moments where the sunlight breaking in through the window is the point of focus instead of yet another plot point in yet another convoluted subplot. The exquisite fleshing out of atmosphere is what saves this book from its been-there-done-that central plot that is a classic case of travelling from point A to point B in the most convoluted way possible.... 1y
nathandrake1997 .... It's not only overstuffed but also at central plot points the writing is embarrassingly convenient. I can't spell out specific instances because *spoilers* but all I am saying is, I wish Murakami hadn't been so rigidly focused on the plot in certain stretches (especially book 2 where his writing becomes almost stubbornly plot focused).... 1y
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nathandrake1997 ....Contrary to popular opinion, I really liked book 3 where the plot takes a bit of a back seat and things move at a comparatively slower pace than the previous two books (this especially felt like a relief after the breakneck pace of book 2). Here the characters are in a comparatively more reflective headspace where their thoughts are as integral (in some ways even more) to the proceedings as their actions.... 1y
nathandrake1997 ....Unfortunately, it is dampened by an ending so safe and uninspired which immediately made me feel that did we really need 1000+ pages to eventually get to.....this? 1y
Suet624 I felt the same way about this book. Just a so-so. And how disappointing to spend that much time on it. 13mo
nathandrake1997 @Suet624 I felt a good ending for the book would have been when Aomame spots Tengo in the playground for the first time. If Murakami had finished the book there itself, and without revealing the identity of the person sitting on the slide being Tengo, then it would have been a much better ending that resonated with the themes Murakami was trying to tackle in the book. Although that doesn't excuse the book from its other flaws! 13mo
Suet624 I was so ticked off that I‘d spent so much time in it that I have forgotten most of it. Sadly, I‘ve erased it from my mind. 13mo
nathandrake1997 @Suet624 Even I felt the same when I got to that awful ending! My immediate reaction was "I read 1000+ pages for this?" 13mo
Suet624 Exactly. 🥴🥴😩😩😳😳😭😤😤 13mo
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bibliobliss
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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>>#minimalistbookstagram for
mon feb 15 2021

Insta: (@)biblio_bliss_

I heard about this "strangely-titled" book years ago but suddenly became interested when I realized that it's a spin on Orwell's "1984."

Taking place in Japan in the year 1984, it's a strange, stunning, sexy and surprising Orwellian spinoff with very eccentric characters. One of those books where you really don't know what to expect.

#currentlyreading #bookstagram

vivastory I've had this one on my shelf for awhile, I even bought the 3 volume edition. Think I'm going to def read it this year 1y
bibliobliss @vivastory It's a huge book, daunting like huge books are. But very strange and interesting!! 1y
cathysaid One of my most favoritist books ever ❤️ And honestly...I can‘t even put into words why that is. 1y
bibliobliss @cathysaid Lol that happens sometimes!! 1y
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Therewillbebooks
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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About to record a new episode. We're selecting our #seasonalread for the winter. These are some of the candidates.

https://open.spotify.com/show/6A6hXZ7eaOG7BtHOSJpCTI?si=i2uYzeUpTperfhEn6N3Ajw

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Shaneyney
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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A great combination of fantasy and history set in Japan. Two different story that at first seem completely unrelated gradually come together to make a complete whole.
Warning has some very graphic parts that are at times quite disturbing. Not for the faint of heart. I would definitely read more by this author

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singhaniashares
1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3) | Haruki Murakami
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Starting the new year's reading with Murakami❤️

I've already read 'Kafka on the Shore' last year, and I plan to read all Murakami books this year! Wish me luck :)

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HeyT
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Apparently it's that time of the month again as @TheAromaofBooks has posted the reminder about the upcoming #BookSpin. For the new year I've completely revamped my list to include books for a challenge I'm participating in during the new year. Looking forward to the draw as always. I still don't think I'm up for the bingo though.

TheAromaofBooks Glad to have you along for however much of the challenge works for you!! You have a few chunksters in there - I couldn't make it through the tagged book! 😬 1y
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bibliobliss
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami

It's not me but the world that's deranged.
Yes, that settles it.

#currentlyreading #fiction #novels #doorstoppers #bigassbooks #bookquotes #life

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emilyhaldi
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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This chunkster started off strong. Murakami writes with such ease of other-worldly subjects that it takes little effort to embrace the fantasy... unfortunately the emphasis on Ushikawa in book 3 snapped me back to reality and I lost the magic 💫 That, plus the abundant repetition of certain points, left me fatigued & disappointed by the time I reached page 1157 (not that I was counting...)
If only Murakami had stopped while he was ahead!

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 for finishing it! 2y
IamIamIam What Meg said!!! 😂 I was so desperately lost reading this and it took me 3 months. It's the book that broke me. I vowed never to finish another book I wasn't enjoying. I'd maybe check out a movie version... maybe... 😁 2y
Cinfhen Just looking at the sheer size of this tome has me sweating 😅 congrats on completing 🥳🙌🏻♥️ 2y
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la_rose_noire Congrats 🎉 I've been listening to the audiobook and I'm seriously thinking about quitting! I somehow can't seem to be able tout DNF books. 2y
BarbaraBB Yes! That‘s how I felt too! The first two parts were great and then it somehow went too far / became too much. 2y
daisyheadmaesie Excellent review! I‘m sorry it petered out. 2y
Reviewsbylola This is a huge problem with chunkster. Many of them go on way too long. If you‘ve kept my interest the entire time, it‘s rare. 2y
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emilyhaldi
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Book 1 complete, 2 more to go 💫

emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB Thanks for the push to try this one!! Loving it so far - 2y
BarbaraBB I am so glad to hear that! I still think about those two moons, the playground and the highway! Will you start the second right away? 2y
emilyhaldi Oh yes, I'm moving right along!! @BarbaraBB currently halfway through the 2nd book. Murakami certainly does know how to create memorable imagery 🤩 2y
Reviewsbylola Thinking this isn‘t one I would enjoy. 2y
emilyhaldi No, I really don't think you would 😆 @Reviewsbylola 2y
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Traci1
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#3books #iDNFed

I used to never give up on books, but the older I get, the easier it's gotten. I dnf books all the time now. These 3 are somewhat unique in that I have tried multiple times to read each one. Twice with Night Circus and CRA. I got pretty far into 1Q84 on my 4th try. None are bad books. But for some reason I find myself putting them down and not picking them back up. Maybe one day.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 📚😐📚 2y
Ladygodiva7 The only book I could dnf would be the weird ones in the 1001 list, but I haven‘t yet. All the other books are ones I really wanted to read. I can‘t bring myself to quit on any yet. 2y
BiblioLitten I left CRA when I had less than a hundred pages left. 2y
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anushareading
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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So I finished the book often referred to as Murakami‘s magnum opus. The book is very well written, character descriptions are great and overall quite interesting. As you finish the book you realise there was no great plot as such and you don‘t get the closure you‘d have liked. The narration on Audible however was really great, and enriched the experience significantly. Overall it‘s worth a read, but I‘d definitely recommend the audio version.

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Arvena
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#Top20Series #20Series20Days
Day12: 1Q84 trilogy by Haruki Murakami
@Andrew65

Jilly6183 This is a series? I read the original when it came out. 2y
Andrew65 A big piece of work! 2y
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TCLinrow
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

#ABookThats
It was a strange and fascinating story that I really enjoyed, once I managed to wade through the often gratuitous and unnecessarily detailed sex scenes. I'm no prude, but seriously!
I get that some of it was relevant, but there was also so much that wasn't that it was uncomfortable.
Aside from that, the story was fascinating! I loved the slow introduction to the 'little people' that we got, the creepy vibes and mystery that Sakigake...

TCLinrow ... offered, the gentle, nurturing nature of the Dowager and yet also her ruthlessness... so many things to love. I think if I were to read this book again I would do it in print so I could skip over some of the excess sexual encounters. #TBRChallenge #AudioBook 2y
ElizaMarie Ha! The sex scenes were a bit weird too! I mean don't want to yuck anyone's yum but.. I found it so odd! I didn't mind them they added a little bit of an oddness for me in them but.. I can see how it would throw someone off. 2y
TCLinrow @ElizaMarie It probably didn't help that I was listening to it as an audiobook... having someone else read it to me was beyond odd! 2y
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lspopovich
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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10/10

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kyraa
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
Pickpick

Beautifully written. Currently a favorite

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thelittledutcher
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
Mehso-so

Worth the read on the premise that it‘s a long book and long books are accomplishments. Found the plot very long in places.

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cathysaid
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Book: Middlemarch
Author: Haruki Murakami (favorite is tagged)
TV show: Masterpiece
Band: Metallica 🤟
Song: Monsters and Angels (by Voice of the Beehive) - Link to song if you‘re interested... https://youtu.be/2m3C1K5b5VI

#ManicMonday #LetterM @JoScho

AmyG GREAT band choice!! 🤘🏻 2y
JoScho Thanks for playing ♥️ 2y
cathysaid @AmyG Thanks! I‘ve got some eclectic tastes 😂 2y
AmyG @cathysaid Ha. Me, too. 2y
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MinnieTimperley
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

It's taken me some time to process this epic. The parallel universe only differs in a couple of surreal ways and therefore, like one of the main protagonists, you slowly come to the realisation that you have entered a different world. The frequent sex scenes are often uncomfortable in nature. Essentially, a love story it felt a little drawn out over 900+ pages. I was expecting more analogy with 1984 which wasn't there.

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Texreader
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I‘m not an HM fan but in case you are or want to check him out this is the ebook deal today on all major platforms. My husband has all his books so I know this is a chunkster.

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amywithbooks
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Talk to me about this book! It is a kindle deal today and its been on my TBR for awhile. I have never read Murakami, is this a good one to start with?

Emilymdxn This is a very long, immensely weird but beautifully written book that I enjoyed when I read it. After I finished I looked back on it and was made a bit uncomfortable by his attitude to women and sex (that happens to me with all his novels tbh). It‘s my favourite Murakami for sure with that one caveat to be aware of 2y
vivastory I have this one on my TBR shelves. I wouldn't recommend it as your first Murakami simply due to the size. Maybe try his story collection 2y
Well-ReadNeck I loved this book! 2y
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TheSpineView
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon

1. So many... Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Maldives, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Greenland and I can go on. No plans at the moment.
2. My grankids.
Who wants to play? @josch @Eadie @LibrarianRyan @BarbaraTheBibliophage @wanderinglynn @andrew65

Cosmos_Moon My current audio book tagged is in the middle of a bunch of discussion about Finland‘s role in WWII and how they have become a strong, independent nation. Enjoy the kiddos and thanks for playing! 2y
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag, I so want to post a book telling the story of the year 2020 for a surrealistic book! 😳 2y
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bernadette
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed parts of this book but it was about 1000 pages too long. I liked the characters, but I didn‘t buy the romance so this didn‘t work for me as a tale of two star crossed lovers. The dystopian aspect of the book was also not worked out well enough to justify the 1500 pages....

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Butterfinger
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

I finished this behemoth. It is not a book for everyone. If you appreciate avant garde art, you would enjoy Murikami's brilliant writing. It's a smash-up of different genres that works. It took 4 months and I am so glad I am done.

#mandmchallenge2020 @BarbaraTheBibliophage mashup
#PopSugar20 set in Japan #Booked2020 PanAsian Author

Butterfinger @ElizaMarie @zezeki I thought the ending was rushed. I understand that Tengo and Aomame are in a third dimension, but I still don't understand why the Little People came out of Ushikawe's mouth. What chrysalis were they making? The last time they came out of a mouth, a dog exploded. And, what about the NHK collector? I get that it was Tengo's so called Dad, but did it end when he died? It has really gone over my head. 2y
ElizaMarie @Butterfinger I had been confused about the NHK collector as well. Like why? But yeah I get your review, it is definitely not a book for everyone. I enjoyed it despite the confusions with it. :) 2y
zezeki It's been two years since I've read it so I don't remember the details, but I do remember that I've found the ending underwhelming. 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job on completing multiple prompts! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great work finishing this one! I started it in March but decided it wasn't for me, at least not right now! 2y
Butterfinger @TheAromaofBooks believe me, I would have bailed if not for a discussion group. 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser It took me a year to read 2/3's and then I read the last 1/3 a year after that. The audiobook helped me along. It was my first Murakami and yes, its very avant garde. It's not my favorite style of storyline but I'm still up for more by him, just for curiosity's sake 😉 2y
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Rachael_reads
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I finally finished this book. Woot!!!! I've been reading it for over a year. From Pittsburgh it's been to Belize, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Rapid City, Bethany Beach and who knows where else locally. It is good, I'd just want a break and I'd pick up something else to read.
I can't wrap my mind around how Murakami thought of this story... Very creative.

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bernadette
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1. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami and The Institute by Stephen King.

2. I read both but read more fantasy.

3. The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin.

#weekendreads

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bernadette
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Since I'm not going to carry anything I read out of the house, I figure now is as good as any to read the doorstoppers on my shelves. I've heard mixed reviews about this one which is why I put it off for years but I am enjoying it so far with it's ever so slightly off kilter world.

ManyWordsLater Now is the perfect time to read all the doorstoppers! More room on the bookshelf too! 2y
bernadette @ManyWordsLater After this, I may tackle Ducks, Newburyport! 2y
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