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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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suvata
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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7 Days of 5-star reads #5StarBooks
October 23, 2019 - Day 2
#bookstagram

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Hazel2019
1q84 (3 Volume Box) | Haruki Murakami
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They do! Finished book 2 of 1q84. Although I like spending time in the #Murakami universe, this has been a long journey...

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Shamzi
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#7days7covers
DAY 7 - My little universe and it's expanding!!

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Hazel2019
1q84 (3 Volume Box) | Haruki Murakami
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Only done with book 1 of 1Q84 by #HarukiMurakmi and onto book 2 now. If you haven‘t read it yet, give it a try 😁 it is long and at times there seem to be a ton of unrelated details, but all the details are different pieces of one big puzzle..

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Ddzmini
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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gradcat I love this cover & I loved this book! 1mo
Ddzmini @gradcat this is another book I purchased a while ago but now it‘s stuck in storage 😰📖😋 1mo
gradcat Have you read it yet? It‘s good, but weird, but good! 🤣😂 1mo
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hefau This book was boring as hell to me. 1mo
Ddzmini @gradcat and @kogoeruoru no haven‘t read it yet but I I‘ll wait 💁🏼‍♀️ 1mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser I'm halfway through the third volume, but after borrowing and re-borrowing and returning and borrowing again, both audio as well as the hard copy I sort gave up. I only have a bit to go, I will finish it one day. 2w
Ddzmini @Curiouser_and_curiouser awe I hope@I can read it in one setting I know it‘s hard when that happens with a book 📖 😨💁🏼‍♀️ 2w
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Ddzmini I think I'd remember exactly what was happening when I get to picking it up to finish it. But yes, when you're ready, give yourself the time needed to get into the groove of this story, it will be worth it 😊 1w
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Hazel2019
1q84 (3 Volume Box) | Haruki Murakami
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“...you want to do this. You already feel that way - ‘risk‘ and ‘morality‘ be damned. I can see it.” Komatsu / 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. 😏

DrexEdit 💜 💜 💜 1mo
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RachelO
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#7covers7days #CoverCrush Day 3

Sorry @sudi ! Haven‘t quite managed the ‘every day‘ side of it, but still going!

Would you like to join in @violettemeier ? A cover a day (well, sort of!) for 7 days, no explanation, tag someone new each day.

zezeki 😍😍 1mo
Cathythoughts Very nice ♥️ 1mo
sudi Love these 😍 and don't worry about the days, it's just for fun 😄 1mo
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Rachael_reads
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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How long did it take you to read this book? I started it in March... I'm only around page 450 or so. I love Murakami. I don't know why I'm so slow at reading this. Thoughts? Maybe my arms get tired trying to hold it up. 🤷🏻‍♀️

zezeki It took me a about a half year to read it actually. All there parts are seperate books though, at least copies from my library. I love Murakami's work, but he isn't always easiest to get through, I think you need to be in the right mood for him. 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser I borrowed this on audiobook as well as a hard copy so if I wasn't reading I was listening. But I'm still not finished 10 months later, I think I got 3/4 through, so I'm into the last book. It was my first Litsy post. I gave it up a few months ago but I hope to finish it one day. I do recommend the audiobook version if that interests you. It is very easy to listen to. 3mo
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readingsoul
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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“That‘s what the world is , after all: an endless battle of contrasting memories.”

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whimsy_rainbow
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Took me forever to read as this is a big book but glad I stuck to it! This is the first time I read a novel from this author. His writing style is very different but I enjoyed it as well as the story.

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Mtroiano
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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🙌🏼🏝📚

Chelsea.Poole Jealous! 5mo
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Mtroiano
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Made it to the beach 🏝 #currentlyreading

suvata Great book. Enjoy! Oh, and enjoy the beach too. 🏖 5mo
Mtroiano Thanks! @suvata 5mo
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DoonTheGoon
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Oh Litsy! Oh books! How I miss you!
My move is nearly complete... but there's still so much to do. I've managed to at least shelve my TBR pile though!

Chrissyreadit Yay!!! I‘m so happy to see you! And your Beautiful shelves. Hoping all is getting better! 🥰🥰🥰🥳❤️ 5mo
DoonTheGoon @Chrissyreadit Thank you! Every day gets a little bit better. 😊 5mo
SkeletonKey That looks gorgeous. Moving is so tough! 5mo
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DoonTheGoon @SkeletonKey Thanks! Yeah - someday soon I won't be living in a sea of boxes anymore!!! 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yayyyy! You're back! Welcome back! ❤️❤️ Hope you're doing better! ❤️ ❤️ 5mo
DoonTheGoon @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you!!! I'm taking it one day at a time - glad to be getting back to normal. 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @DoonTheGoon I'm so so happy for you! ❤️👍🏼💕 🕺🕺 5mo
TheLudicReader Book shelves are the most important part of any move! 5mo
BookwormAHN Looks great 💙 5mo
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ValerieAndBooks
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Wow! Love #Litsy on the web so far! Many extra features! Cool that it shows when members joined.

This is still the last book I finished— been super busy lately. Hope to catch up more soon on here!

Sace Oh I hadn't even noticed join dates! 6mo
LauraJ So much fun to be had! 6mo
batsy I hadn't noticed that too. Thanks! Now I finally know when I joined 😆 6mo
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LeahBergen May 2016 for me! (I thought it was later 🤔). 6mo
BarbaraBB This seems could, I didn‘t know we were on the web too! 6mo
ValerieAndBooks @RestlessFickleBookHoarder fun seeing when everyone joined 😄! 6mo
ValerieAndBooks @LauraJ yes! It‘s great to have both versions now!! 6mo
ValerieAndBooks @batsy @LeahBergen pretty cool right?! I don‘t think I made my very first post until a couple months after joining, though! 6mo
ValerieAndBooks @BarbaraBB I just got the email yesterday informing me! Exciting!! 6mo
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ValerieAndBooks
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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One moon in 1984, two moons in 1Q84. Odd things happen. Is it a parallel or alternate reality? Murakami takes the reader through 925 pages to try to figure it out. Murakami is surreal as usual. Maybe a little longer than it needed to be, but I still liked this!

ruskigurl16 I've seen this book and just haven't picked it up yet. I am glad to hear the length was worth it. 6mo
Reggie I have yet to read him. But I don‘t know where to start. 6mo
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SG2014 @Reggie Start with south of the border, west of the sun. It‘s a gentle intro into the surrealism of Murakami and a beautiful read. 6mo
Reggie @SG2014 Thanks!!! 6mo
QuintusMarcus Loved this book! 6mo
ValerieAndBooks @ruskigurl16 @Leftcoastzen @reggie @SG2014 @QuintusMarcus sorry all for my late reply to this post! I enjoyed this but definitely wouldn‘t recommend as a first Murakami 😊! I haven‘t yet read the one @SG2014 recommends. My first was actually the short story collection Men Without Women. Of the novels I‘ve read so far, I might recommend this as a possible first: 5mo
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ValerieAndBooks
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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My #1001Books current read. There are four pages that have this blue tape —somewhat transparent— at the top. At first I thought they were repaired pages (I bought it used and was unaware of this at the time), but there are no tears. I‘m now wondering if this is the messed-up result of a new roll of paper being attached during the manufacturing process? Anyone know what I mean?

Leftcoastzen Very Odd. No clue 6mo
ChasingOm I bet you‘re right. Looks like the receipt you get at the store when the roll is at its end. 6mo
Lcsmcat Bizarre! 6mo
ValerieAndBooks @Leftcoastzen @ChasingOm @Lcsmcat maybe I have a collector‘s item now?! Also maybe now I want to visit a book-making factory to see how they deal with paper as it runs out 😂 6mo
Lcsmcat @ValerieAndBooks If you find out, please share. I‘m very curious now. 6mo
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ElizaMarie
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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Liberty
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#TBT to making use of every available space in my tiny little apartment. (No, I never used the oven back then.) 😝❤️📚

dragondrool Nice no parking funeral sign. 7mo
rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 7mo
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CafeMom
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I am continuing my love affair with Murakami. The story takes place in an alternate 1984. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters and back stories in this lengthy book. The techniques of alternating points of view for each chapter and ending on a cliff-hanger also worked well for me. I eagerly looked forward to each chapter. I thought the ending was appropriate. I look forward to reading more by this author. #reading1001 #1001books

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MeesesPieces
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I acquired these beauties at my local goodwill! Have you read any of these? What did you think? Thank you!!

Curiouser_and_curiouser Good luck with 1Q84! It's a good one and you're lucky you won't have to renew two times and then return it, only to come back the next day to reborrow it, or wait for the person who reserved it to return it so it can be your turn again which was what I had to do as the book was so long. Audiobook version helped me though it a little faster. Hope you settle in and enjoy it 😊 3mo
MeesesPieces @Curiouser_and_curiouser thank you! I can‘t wait to start it! 2mo
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CafeMom
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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My February reading. I did not intend to have a theme but my books were all from Asian authors and based in Asia. Looking forward to more reading in March.

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Sjess16
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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It‘s official: I‘ve just had my first “WTF!!?!” moment while reading. Currently paused at the end of Vol 2, Ch 11....This book is exciting, informative, descriptive, and convoluted at times.... but I‘m still so interested and deeply engaged.

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Sjess16
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“If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there‘s salvation in life. Even if you can‘t get together with that person.”

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CafeMom
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#1001books #reading1001
Finished part two. Looking forward to finishing up the book in March. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

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ElizaMarie
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ElizaMarie
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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My husband just got me this book.

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Valeka
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I‘m a day late for his birthday but I decided to post a photo of my Japanese edition of one of my favorite Murakami books!

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BekaReid
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Ok, so I really liked book 1. Book 2 is kinda rough, but I'm trying to hang in there since I've invested so much time in the story already...

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BekaReid
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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"The world is moving ahead on its own without my being aware of it, as if we‘re playing a game in which everybody else can move only when I have my eyes closed."

There's just something about Haruki Murakami's writing that makes me totally stop reading and just think a while, like this chapter title (picture) and the quote above, which is from the same chapter. It's fabulous but takes me forever to read his books sometimes!

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CafeMom
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#1001books #Reading1001 #chunkster
I bought the Kindle version of the book due to its size. I am starting chapter 6. This is my second Murakami and I am still in love with the author. Looking forward to reading more.

BookwormM Love this book 💕💕 10mo
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Vulpixen
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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This one is going to be a doozy. I‘ve had 1Q84 on my shelf for a few years now. This is the year I finally read it.

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JessNevertheless
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Happily woke up this morning and was able to read the titles of the books on my shelves beside my bed (and not just 1Q84)! Amazed with how well I can see now after vision correction surgery!! 🚫👓

Reviewsbylola That‘s so awesome! I‘ve been considering this for years but I haven‘t pulled the trigger. 11mo
JessNevertheless @Reviewsbylola So far it's super worth it but its only been a week haha 11mo
AmyG I had this in 1999. It‘s amazing. Though, soon, I will most likely need glasses. But to not wear contacts for 20 years...priceless. 11mo
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JessNevertheless @AmyG My thoughts exactly! Should have a good 20 years ahead of me hopefully 🤞🏻 11mo
AmyG If not more!!! 🤞🏻 11mo
TheLibrarian How wonderful!!! Was it painful? I‘ve been contemplating this since my prescription is so bad. 11mo
JessNevertheless @TheLibrarian Nope! Had PRK so only had one day of discomfort about a day and a half after the procedure. But the laser part itself only takes a few painless minutes! 11mo
Eggs Congratulations 11mo
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RachelO
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#BigBooks? Honestly? I'm kind of scared of them! Keep buying them though. Reading them's another thing altogether.

#31bookpics @howjessreads

DivineDiana Agree! 😉 13mo
zezeki I love these covers! 😍 I'm currently on Book 3. 13mo
Layali926 I‘ve reached 55% of the audio book 4 months ago and stopped. I don‘t know when I‘ll continue😏. It was interesting but it dragged for a while. It‘s such a long book!! 11mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Im about 4 chapters into the 3rd book now, I've had to return and borrow it from the library twice after I reached the maximum online renewals. I'm enjoying it and like the simplicity of the writing, especially in my busy life. Easy to read although I've listened to most of it through my library's audiobook app. Everything else will be like reading a golden book after I get through this! Looking forward to reading some of his others one day.

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swatreads
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami

You can have tons of talent, but it won‘t necessarily keep you fed. If you have sharp instincts, though, you‘ll never go hungry.

sisilia Have you read the part with the rat and vegetarian cat? 😀 That‘s my fav 1y
swatreads @sisilia Not yet 😀 I'm reading chapter 7. But it sounds interesting! Now I can't wait to get there😀😀😁 1y
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quanners
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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This is my 2nd Murakami book. I‘m only 2 chapters into the book. I must admit that I‘ve thought about abandoning it as I‘m not interested in reading about sexcapades (according to Goodreads reviews). I‘m gonna forge ahead. Any words of encouragement from people who have completed it? #murakami

Shamzi It is much more than sexcapades, it's magical with a high dose of human emotion, it's about salvation, things you are willing to do for love. This I think is the essence of this book but need to invest time on it!!! 1y
quanners Thank you for the comment. I will continue... 1y
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HeinrichLyle
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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The lean and mean pulp fiction fan in me would have preferred around 400 less pages, but this magical tale of moon-crossed lovers, populated by Little People, ghost writers, assassins and a gallery of other memorable characters, is a great read. This was my first Murakami and I am anxious to read more. Be prepared to invest some time.

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Tashreads
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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#heatofjuly #babygotback

I love big books and I cannot lie

JennyM Confession time. I have never read a Murakami 😳 (edited) 1y
Tashreads @JennyM he is overrated (let the onslaught begin 😉) 1y
kthlnmscrl I so love this book of him. Mine's just with a different cover though. I love this cover. 👍 1y
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bookandcat Murakami is...cold. his writing is cold and clinical. But I keep coming back for more - this is my favorite of his I've read thus far 1y
callielafleur I adore Murakami. This one was not my favorite. 1y
Cinfhen Now you NEED the T-shirt!! ❤️ 1y
Cinfhen I bailed on three of his books @JennyM @Tashreads Murakami is NOT for me 🙄 1y
BarbaraBB I loved some of his books (for example the first part of 1q84) but have now read enough of him - to my taste! 1y
JennyM I won‘t rush out to add him to my must be read pile - you two have pretty similar taste to me, so I‘ll leave my lack of Murakami just where it is 😘@Tashreads @Cinfhen 1y
Cinfhen I think he‘s one of those love or loathe authors @JennyM 🤷‍♀️ 1y
Tashreads @JennyM @Cinfhen I DNF‘d two of his other books. So I am done I think. 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yikes. I‘m about to start The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and now I‘m getting shy about it 1y
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kthlnmscrl
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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"If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there's salvation in life. Even if you can't get together with that person."
#1Q84

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sisilia
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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1Q84 in Japanese, anyone?

Crash I loved that book! I'd love to get a copy in Japanese just for the beauty of it even though I wouldn't be able to read it. 1y
minkyb I wish! 1y
sisilia @Crash I‘d do the same 😊 1y
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swatreads I really wish I knew how to read Japanese😣 Murakami Is my favourite author and I wish I was able to his books in their original Japanese. Although I love the translated ones I'd love to read the original 😍 1y
sisilia @swatreads Same here 🙋🏻‍♀️ My Japanese teacher told me that Murakami‘s works are not easy to read, even to the natives 🙀 1y
swatreads Oh! Yeah I have seen people who absolutely love his work and people who who feel his books are not for them at all. I'm just glad I belong to the former group.😍 And yes they can be really complex. He's a genius to come up with such stories. 1y
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Gebo
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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177 pages in! ☺

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jenniferw88
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Thanks @Trashcanman for the #jb card and bookmark - I'm using it for my first July read!

Trashcanman Yay it got there. You are most welcome ❤️🤗 1y
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zezeki
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I've been extremely slow with my reading lately and I don't know why, because I trully enjoyed this one. It's a classical Murakami; two storylines, at first without any obvious connection, and with a bunch of weird stuff going on. 😁📚📓📘 #1001books

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callunakeep
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I am reading this one very slowly and deliberately, in both audio and physical book, as it is one of those books that requires a lot of attention to detail to avoid missing subtle and important plot points. I am 19 chapters in to this massive 80 chapter read and am LOVING it!! This is my first Murakami, and I am sure it will not be my last!

suvata ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
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actyste
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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"You confirm that you exist."
"I can't say I've been one hundred percent successful at it."

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Layali926
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Layali926
1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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So far so good, I love Japanese authors!!