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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
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Oct 30, 13

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Read from February 08 to March 20, 2012

** spoiler alert ** I'm really sad to have left the world of 1Q84 or "cat town", as Tengo calls it. Definitely my favourite Murakami so far. This is a quiet, mysterious novel. Murakami's characters are nicely written. Aomame and Tengo are a great couple, and I'll remember them for a long time to come. Some of the characters are depressing, but at the same time enthralling and I really miss them. Even poor Ushikawa. I wasn't quite sure where this book was headed or what it was REALLY about until the very last page. It's a love story, above all else. And a wonderful tribute to the moon. A lot is left unexplained and unanswered, but that's just how I wanted it. Now 1Q84 will remain a sweet mystery -- a puzzle with missing pieces.

NOTE TO SELF: The song 'Making Mirrors' by Gotye reminds me of 1Q84 (sound and lyrics):

Dreamt of a doorway
That opened to everything
And I'm reaching towards it
Drifting backwards

Drawing the curtains
Windows inside my head
Maybe I'm only making mirrors
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02/24/2012 page 148
16.0% "Books this long make me feel like a really slow reader. But I'm enjoying this a lot!"
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message 1: by Ian (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ian Pagan-Gladfly Beautiful. You never really get over 1Q84. You just stumble onto other books, and if you're lucky, you miss some of them as well, when you finish them.


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