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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
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Dec 08, 11

Read from October 25 to November 10, 2011

woohoo, this is Goodreads' favorite novel of the year, and mine as well!

I enjoyed very much After Dark and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, so when I heard that this life opus was coming out, I requested it very early on from my public library, the best ever, and I got it THE DAY IT WAS RELEASED IN BOOKSTORES!

It was really thrilling to be able to dive into it right away, and what a dive it was!

I enjoy long books, but it’s probably the first book of over 900 pages when I never felt bored one line or thought the author could have made it shorter; actually, I was sad it ended, and I could have gone on many more pages. It does seem to me in fact that there a sequel would be great.

And it is a work in translation, and translated by 2 people! Not sure how they did it, it felt the same style all over, and so fluid, it did not “stink translation”, as I sometimes say. OK I don’t read Japanese, but still, this seems to be really well done. Congratulations to fellow translators!

So what is so good about this book? First, if you are familiar with Murakami, you have to expect...

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Emma Well all my other books will have to wait now totally entranced by 1Q84 of course and about 860 pages more to go

Emma Getting better and better

Emma Omg can't wait for the denouement in last chapter i guess, but at the same time don't want the book to end!

Emma Wow wow wow what a masterpiece! Sad to be done

Jenny (Reading Envy) I'm 200 pages in and only put it down when my wrist starts hurting. ;)

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