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February 1, 2012
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The name is punny. Get it, because the word for the number nine in Japanese is pronounced “Q.” It doesn’t really have much to do with Orwell’s 1984 though, so I am not sure why he went with that title. It may had made more sense to use a different but adjacent year to avoid comparisons. The title, although punny, is just one example of poor forethought on this book though.
I generally love Murakami’s books. Well not including the last three. Kafka on the shore wasn’t horrible, but it just came o...more
This one delivered, on epic 900+ pages scale, everything I love about reading Haruki Murakami. As usual with him, this book is like entering a disjointed, waking, dream-state as you read it. Time and events unfold, but you aren't quite sure if they mean anything, will have some meaning later, have a tremendous amount of meaning or, are just meaningless events. When it ends, that's when you piece it all together. IQ84 has so many odd-ball threads running through it's story that it would take up m...more
A review will follow once I find the words...
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