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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
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May 12, 2013

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2013
Read from November 25, 2012 to May 12, 2013

What began as a promisingly enjoyable novel progressed into "wait...i might be reading my favorite novel of all time..." and concluded with a contented whisper of "well, maybe not..."

I have yet to read an author with a more relateable style than Haruki Murakami. Every page empowers his readers into thinking they could be authors too. But obviously, there's a level to Murakami's writing that transcends plot development and writing style. 2/3rds of 1Q84 build into a truly surrealist dream; rising and building with ideas that constantly surprise and carry the reader. And then the last third happens. What began with a series of shouts and screams, ends with a whimper...incredibly anticlimactic and disappointingly inconsequential. Not to give anything away, but the novel builds on the idea of the consequences of what will undoubtedly happen. And then it happens. And no consequences were had.

Regardless of this whimper of an ending, 1Q84 is yet another example of why Murakami is an incredible surrealist author who should be experienced by everyone.

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