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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
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Mar 10, 12

Read from January 04 to March 10, 2012

I keep meaning to write a long review of this, but I just don't have the time or energy. Basically, Murakami is a neorealistic author with a decent imagination for the strange. The first book of his that I read was "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World," and it's been downhill ever since.

Which isn't to say that he's a *bad* writer, I just find his prose to be so mundane. There's nothing new here, and what's here isn't spectacular. As I alluded to above, his real gift is in inventing strange, borderline surreal situations--somehow dreamlike and yet almost believable--and describing them in a completely rational, plodding fashion.
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Brette I am plodding through this. Definitely dreamlike. Really hard to describe when asked.

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