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1Q84 BOOK 3 (1Q84 #3)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  10,019 ratings  ·  876 reviews
Traditional Chinese edition of book 3 of 1Q84 - a runaway bestseller by Haruki Murakami. 1Q84 is a near-past story inspired by Orwells futuristic 1984. It is told through the bizarre experiences of two protagonists searching for each other: a woman who descends into an alternate universe in 1984 and goes on to commit murders, and a passive college entrance exam prep instru ...more
Paperback, 458 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by 時報文化 (first published May 1st 2009)
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Sam Quixote

My first response to finishing the book was "Thank God that's over", my second was "how could Murakami have screwed it up so badly?". The second book ended dramatically and, maybe even artistically, with Aomame standing before the portal that took her to 1Q84 with a gun in her mouth and Tengo beside the comatose body of his abusive father awaiting anything. Well, Book 3 begins with Aomame taking the gun out of her mouth and going home and Tengo continuing his solitary vigil over his fath
“Life is not like water. Things in life don't necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.”

In my review of books 1 & 2 I said "I'm very much looking forward to finding out if anything gets resolved, if anything starts to make any sense at all, if the star crossed lovers find happiness, what exactly it is that the Little People have planned and the answers to any number of other fascinating and intriguing questions that have been posed throughout, but then if the general theme so far is
Cosa dire ormai su Murakami, a parte che questa volta mi ha lasciato davvero un senso di vuoto immenso.... Mentre il precedente volume mi aveva lasciata sospesa ,letteralmente, con la lingua in gola, e incazzata nera, perché dovevo attendere almeno un 'altro anno per sapere come finiva, questo mi lascia con un incontenibile malinconia (e una voglia dilagante di rivedere Lost in translation , oke i collegamenti malati del mio cervello)tuttavia in me c'è anche una strana sensazione ,di quelle sens ...more
Book 3 of 1984 starts with a surpise when you look at the table of contents: Ushikawa !?! It seems almost sacrilege to see his name amongst the chapters about Tengo and Aomame.

But it turnes out this is really a touch of genius by Murakami, because it really brings some speed to this long novel and after a while I must confess I actually started to like the poor bastard.
En este libro se recoge el cuerpo teórico del acto postpoético más soberbio llevado a cabo en nombre de la soledad. Buscar con ansias sin desplazarnos. Llegar al otro a través del objeto de su deseo y esperarlo allí, sentados. Repoblar ciudades fantasmas con los recuerdos de una vida que hemos perdido en el tiempo y en la distancia.

Porque si algo es este 1Q84, es la fusión perfecta de un tiempo y un lugar. Es un año que se extiende sobre el suelo frágil que pisamos. Un mapa con cuenta atrás. Un
Okay, so let's see: I changed my rating to only two stars. I feel bad about it. Because I'm certainly fond of Tengo and Aomame and Fuka-eri, but the story of book 3 was just unnecesary.

Most of the book was nothing happenning. At first I was bored with Ushikawa pov because it didn't contribute in anything to the story. Absolutely nothing. But then, I started being bored with Tengo's pov too. Because, honestly, what did Tengo do in Book 3? Absolutely nothing again. And I miss Fukaeri like hell. S
very different ending from other murakami books--it was too clean and simple. compared to books 1 and 2, the ending was disappointing. there better not be a book 4.
Not over yet?--

Book 3 is uneven. Some parts are mediocre and unnecessarily lengthy and other parts awesome. At least in one part - specifically from p. 379 to p. 381 - Murakami seems to make a novice's howler by jarringly and suddenly moving from a limited omniscient POV to an omniscient POV. This might be because this book is the first time Murakami writes in multiple perspectives, but I thought that temporary change in POV was clunky and unartistic.

One glaring deficit in Murakami's works that
Tranquilli, è solo una figura retorica

Tra le tante cose insensate che convivono nella mia persona, ce n’è una di cui ho preso coscienza da molto. A fronte di una disordinata vita emotiva e sociale, la verità è che come archivista avrei un futuro. Un ottimo futuro. L’irragionevole attitudine a conservare e “storiografare” odori, sapori, bucce di caramelle, scontrini, amori infeltriti, frasi, parole, sguardi sospesi, trova un naturale sbocco anche nel campo della letteratura. In questo caso c’è da
This book leaves you off wanting more. It's special. Just as so many of Haruki Murakami's books, this one envelops you in an extraordinary atmosphere, where you feel so close to the characters. It's a touching, but at the same time an exciting story. Once you start reading it, you simply don't want to put it down. Even though my edition probably weighed about a ton (because it included all of the 3 published parts), I still carried it around everywhere until I finished it.

To me it's hard describ
Starting the trilogy I had a secret fear that it would all end up in twisted religious matters (concealed beneath a layer of breasts, of course), and this fear has now been confirmed. Religion usually makes me angry (unless treated in a PW manner), but in this case, while reading, I felt both embarrassed and amused. After Murakami introduced immaculate conception, the outcome of which is destined to become ‘Leader’ of a narrow-minded religious organization (a parallel world Jesus!), it took a mi ...more
When the second book of the series was somewhat disappointing this one is at least as good as the first one. It is rarely one grows to love book characters but after reading these books you can never forgot Aomame, Tengo and Ushikawa (I really liked Ushikawa became a full-fledged after his (first?) appearance in the Wind-up Bird Chronicles.
As usual with Murakami, don't expect to have an answer on all your questions.
Silvia Ribeiro
Murakami tem um estilo de escrita maravilhoso e inconfundível.
Se aos dois primeiros volumes dei 5 estrelas, a este apenas posso dar 4 estrelas.
Falhou o final. Esperava mais, esperava uma surpresa do povo pequenino. lol
I know this is supposed to be such a brilliant work, but I didn't like it. I gave the first tome four stars because it really was beautiful. The second one I gave a lower score and this final tome really did just feel like work. I actually had to force myself to read it and had to take breaks for days because I dreaded picking it up. The praise for this book is everywhere and this is one of the books that I feel like I should feel guilty for not loving. Well, I can't lie. I hated it. Absolutely, ...more
I adored this book. Period. Let your suspension of disbelief do its thing and enter the world(s) of Tengo and Aomame. Engrossing.
Of all the books longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize that I’ve read so far, 1Q84 is the most problematic for me. Unlike the rest of the Known World, I’ve never read Murakami before, so I can’t compare this book with his previous work or put it in context with his literary oeuvre. That’s a problem, with an author so well-known…

On the other hand, I come to the book with no Murakami baggage, and no expectations. And expectations there were aplenty, apparently, and alongside the rave reviews
Una vez terminado de leer el tercer libro de ‘1Q84’, me pregunto si era necesario. Porque realmente añadiendo unas 100 ó 150 páginas al anterior volumen, hubiese sido suficiente. Sinceramente, este tercer volumen es muy flojo, además de que Murakami se dedica a marear la perdiz, como suele decirse, enredándose en situaciones insustanciales e innecesarias, que no te emocionan y que apenas sirven para mantener un ligero interés por lo que está sucediendo. Y es que el bueno de Murakami se saca de l ...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Η αλήθεια είναι πως άργησα πάρα πολύ να διαβάσω το τρίτο και τελευταίο βιβλίο της τριλογίας του Haruki Murakami, "1Q84", αλλά δεδομένου πως δεν ήθελα να το κάνω με μισά αισθήματα, επέλεξα να περιμένω. Γιατί καμιά φορά, ορισμένα πράγματα, χρειάζονται τον χρόνο τους προκειμένου να ωριμάσουν μέσα μας και να βρουν τον δρόμο τους για την καρδιά και το μυαλό μας. Ο Murakami, λοιπόν, παρά που δεν είναι από τους αγαπημένους μου λογοτέχνες, με την συγκεκριμένη τριλογία κατάφερε να με κερδίσει, προκαλώντα ...more
Jesús Redondo Menéndez
Con este tercer libro se cierra la historia de Aomame y Tengo, pero no tal y como se cierra un círculo con el lápiz sobre el papel, sino a lo largo del tiempo y el espacio, con profundidad, después de un largo periplo...

Personalmente estoy satisfecho con el cierre de la historia, y también con el desarrollo de la misma desde el triple punto de vista de los personajes que sirven para estructurarla.
El hecho de haber superado el enfoque dual de los libros 1 y 2 aporta profundidad de campo y mayor á

Ci sono amori che devono attraversare universi per incontrarsi.
Ci sono amori che devono superare ostacoli, difficoltà, avversari, enigmi.
Amori che devono, soprattutto, vincere le paure interiori- inquietanti e terribili come piccole creat
ure che albergano dentro di noi- per poter creare a propria volta un mondo in cui non ci sia più la paura, un mondo nuovo in cui essere al sicuro in due.
Come dare torto a queste parole.
Quanto ho amato e sperato che l'amore tra Tengo e Aomame trionfasse, quan
Добре... ще съм кратка, защото наистина не виждам какво чак толкова може да се напише:
Книга 3 е най-скъпата и най-дългата от всичките. И с това преимуществата й приключват. Тази заключителна част не направи нищо друго, освен да ме изненада в посока, за която не бях подготвена и която не бях очаквала - доказа ми, че Мураками може да ме отегчи, може да ми досади.
Действието е прекалено мудно за моя вкус и с това съвсем нямам предвид, че се нуждая от непрестанни екшън сцени. Напротив - проблемът про
Oscar Calva
Sin ser un gran fan de Murakami, me parece que nunca habia hecho algún mal trabajo con sus historias, siempre llenas de un estilo narrativo ágil, imaginativo, en ocasiones lleno de surrealismos, con personajes muy bien elaborados. Hasta hoy. Me parece que en el intento de crear una obra magna más bien nos entrega un bulto de libro, demasiado largo y con demasiado material de sobra. No es que esté en contra de las novelas extensas, pero hacer un ejercicio de narrar una historia coherente, cautiva ...more
I wasn't overly enthralled by books 1 & 2 so it is with some reluctance and a sigh of resignation that I picked up book 3. I feel that I should read the complete trilogy before passing comment but, given the effusive reviews that 1Q84 had received, the books have been a bit of a let down so far.

Well I have finished book 3 - whilst the story had a good ending the book needed a serious editing.

The book was repetitive (for example Ushikawa's dogged characteristics were repeated ad nauseum, Aom

Sono arrivato alla fine, senza aver saltato pagine. Ma confesso che è stato difficile, per la lentezza spesso esasperante di buona parte del libro, per le ripetizioni, per la sensazione che parti della storia siano state messe lì solo per allontanare la fine del racconto.
E dopo tante pagine, ecco il finale, prevedibile e di una banalità disarmante.
Nulla da dire sulle qualità di scrittore di Murakami, che è bravissimo nella chiarezza descrittiva, nelle ambientazioni, nella creazione di atmosfere
Fernando Delfim
Tinha grandes expectativas, mas fiquei defraudado. O que aconteceu? Aconteceu que... não aconteceu nada! Isso mesmo. Não acontece absolutamente nada, o fim é expectável e sem nada de especial. Na verdade todo os três livros são assim. Por vezes podem 'aquecer' um pouco, mas é sol de pouca dura.

“Não há ninguém mais fácil de enganar, do que uma pessoa que está convencida de ter razão.”

“As pessoas não se limitam a morrer quando chega a hora. Morremos lentamente por dentro, até que, por fim, somos c
Oy! I am so done with this book. The story was amazing. Dreamlike. Brilliantly tied together.

I just wish that I could have read this in the original Japanese. The cultural differences, the geographical differences, even the occasional language barrier when phrases just didn't translate well... it made for some tough reading. It was like eating a pomegranate. I felt like I had to work SO HARD to get the good stuff.

Full Series Review: 1Q84 Trilogy
Finally, Aomame and Tengo meet.

They hadn't,for long.
Debo reconocer que, aunque Murakami es un autor que me encanta, le tenía algo de miedo a su novela más larga, pero una vez me lancé con el primer volumen, que contiene las dos primeras partes, no pude evitar leer inmediatamente este tercer libro. Algo que tiene es que, indudablemente, engancha y mucho.

En 1Q84 se reconocen sin dificultad los elementos murakamianos a kilómetros, como ese estilo propio a la hora de crear personajes enigmáticos y solitarios y mundos paralelos al nuestro no siempre p
Nacho Montesinos
Excelente obra de Murakami, he leído este y Norwegian Wood, ambos me han gustado mucho y no creo poder tener preferencia por una u otra, son libros distintos muy bien escritos y con historias cautivantes y profundas. 1Q84 es un libro que tiene casi de todo, suspenso, intriga, romance, drama, etc., un libro muy muy completo y bellamente escrito, los personajes tienen mucha profundidad y en varias ocasiones puedes sentir empatía con ellos. La historia se desenvuelve en el año de 1984 en Tokyo Japó ...more
Maria João Fernandes
"É um mundo de fantasia,
Ilusório do princípio ao fim,
Mas tudo serial real
Se acreditasses em mim."

1Q84 é um mundo estranho, com duas luas, o povo pequeno que controla os homens e um grupo religioso chamado Vanguarda. Tudo pode acontecer. Aomame esconde-se num apartamento enquanto espera por Tengo. Ele tira férias na tentativa de voltar a ver Aomame, numa atmosfera surreal e Ushikawa investiga ambos, profissionalmente, tentando compreender a sua relação com o homicídio do Líder da Vanguarda.

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