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1Q84. Libro 3: Ottobre-Dicembre

(1Q84 #3)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  31,495 ratings  ·  2,478 reviews
Aomame e Tengo sono da mesi persi sotto un cielo ostile in cui brillano due lune, separati eppure uniti da qualcosa di invisibile, come solo il destino può essere. Minacciati dalla setta Sakigake e da forze ancora piú sinistre, braccati dall'investigatore Ushikawa, tanto geniale quanto pericoloso, sono ormai alla fine del viaggio. La storia di un amore che deve superare os ...more
Paperback, Numeri Primi, 408 pages
Published September 2013 by Einaudi (first published 2010)
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Sam Quixote

My first response to finishing the book was "Thank God that's over", my second was "how could Murakami have screwed it up so badly?". The second book ended dramatically and, maybe even artistically, with Aomame standing before the portal that took her to 1Q84 with a gun in her mouth and Tengo beside the comatose body of his abusive father awaiting anything. Well, Book 3 begins with Aomame taking the gun out of her mouth and going home and Tengo continuing his solitary vigil over his fath
Ahmad Sharabiani
1Q84 Book 3 [Ichi-kyū-hachi-yon], Haruki Murakami
1Q84 is a dystopian novel written by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, first published in three volumes in Japan in 2009–11 (Books 1 and 2, was published on October 18, 2011, followed by the second volume, containing Book 3, published on October 25, 2011.). It covers a fictionalized year of 1984 in parallel with a "real" one. The novel is a story of how a woman named Aomame begins to notice strange changes occurring in the world. She is quickly en
The last volume in the trilogy, which I had a little trouble reading, I found a bit long, unlike the previous ones.
However, everything accelerates. We enter a panting detective story. We wonder if the story will end well or poorly, but I find that this little poem that was previously charming is missing. We have the impression that everything already written, that everything is obvious. Is it weariness or fatigue? I was a little surprised by the result.
This book will still be a real pleasure to
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: haruki-murakami
Many times trying to not end it quickly..
I'm getting terrified if I finish , I will loose the joy of reading this novel .
My dear book and friend,
Nov 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kat-scifi
This third volume of the 1Q84 trilogy does not provide us with the unreserved clarification that one might wish for.

The book is just as pleasantly written as the first two volumes, but Murakami opens up a number of new issues without ultimately providing any explanations.

I have to admit that I liked the first two volumes better because, in my opinion, Part 3 is even more bizzare in the events, but on the other hand the story progresses more slowly.

I think you have to look at the trilogy as a
“Life is not like water. Things in life don't necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.”

In my review of books 1 & 2 I said "I'm very much looking forward to finding out if anything gets resolved, if anything starts to make any sense at all, if the star crossed lovers find happiness, what exactly it is that the Little People have planned and the answers to any number of other fascinating and intriguing questions that have been posed throughout, but then if the general theme so far is any
May 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jpn, read-2011
Book 3 of 1984 starts with a surpise when you look at the table of contents: Ushikawa !?! It seems almost sacrilege to see his name amongst the chapters about Tengo and Aomame.

But it turnes out this is really a touch of genius by Murakami, because it really brings some speed to this long novel and after a while I must confess I actually started to like the poor bastard.
Well first off I want to say how proud I am to have finished this whopper of a trilogy, a massive 1260 pages especially as it was during my yearly summer reading slump, or rather summer not reading anything at all usually.
So Thank you Haruki Murakami for kicking that out the window.

I was intrigued by this book from the start. I loved the characters of Aomame and Tengo who in the first 2 books narrate the story 1 chapter each alternately throughout. I like this way of telling a story from 2 pers
Aug 27, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so let's see: I changed my rating to only two stars. I feel bad about it. Because I'm certainly fond of Tengo and Aomame and Fuka-eri, but the story of book 3 was just unnecesary.

Most of the book was nothing happenning. At first I was bored with Ushikawa pov because it didn't contribute in anything to the story. Absolutely nothing. But then, I started being bored with Tengo's pov too. Because, honestly, what did Tengo do in Book 3? Absolutely nothing again. And I miss Fukaeri like hell. S
May 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-read, japan
I will try to gather my thoughts on all three parts in one review. Until then, you can listen to me chat with German translator Ursula Gräfe about the challenges of translating from the Japanese and about some of the books (including this one) she has translated:
Sotiris Karaiskos
In the third part we reach the end of the mystery ... or maybe not. The truth is that we get some answers that help us make some sense of everything we read, but the author wisely chooses to leave us with a lot of gaps to cover with our imagination. Above all, however, it is important that the end is really wonderful and very touching. (view spoiler)Of course, as expected, it is an end without tension, although ...more
Chaunceton Bird
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quality, satisfying conclusion to an epic story. The effort Murakami puts into character development throughout this epic novel pays off in this final book. I felt for each of the characters, even the antagonists, and wished for their well-being.

Also, hats off to the translators who provided such a rich translation. If I were told this novel was originally written in English by one of the most talented English authors among us, I'd believe it.
May 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Haruki Murakami is a brilliantly strange writer and this is the first story I ever attempted by him. I actually ended up reading the first two parts about a year and a half ago and I was introduced to a weird yet magical world of unnatural moons, peculiar characters and odd little people. Whilst reading the first two parts both mystified and intrigued me, it wasn't overly satisfying and I needed to know what was going to happen next. Luckily I decided to pick this book up when my friend, Vanessa ...more
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FINALLY I have completed 1Q84, after having it sitting on my shelf for probably over 2 years. I have a thing about big books - I love the feeling of accomplishment after completing them, but trying to actually read them in the first place is where I get stuck because I have that big book fear.

I finally picked up Book 3 of 1Q84 this month, after finishing Books 1 & 2 all the way back in June when I was doing the #JapaneseJune project with Sabrina, Colleen, and Mercedes. Unfortunately even though
Not over yet?--

Book 3 is uneven. Some parts are mediocre and unnecessarily lengthy and other parts awesome. At least in one part - specifically from p. 379 to p. 381 - Murakami seems to make a novice's howler by jarringly and suddenly moving from a limited omniscient POV to an omniscient POV. This might be because this book is the first time Murakami writes in multiple perspectives, but I thought that temporary change in POV was clunky and unartistic.

One glaring deficit in Murakami's works that
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


How it wrapped up.



I have no words.
Dec 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, 2011, fiction
This book leaves you off wanting more. It's special. Just as so many of Haruki Murakami's books, this one envelops you in an extraordinary atmosphere, where you feel so close to the characters. It's a touching, but at the same time an exciting story. Once you start reading it, you simply don't want to put it down. Even though my edition probably weighed about a ton (because it included all of the 3 published parts), I still carried it around everywhere until I finished it.

To me it's hard describ
very different ending from other murakami books--it was too clean and simple. compared to books 1 and 2, the ending was disappointing. there better not be a book 4.
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel a sense of achievement. I’m not entirely certain that I feel much else to be honest.

There are a considerable amount of books of which I’ve had to struggle through – determined to reach the end but not experiencing any sense of real enjoyment. This was not one of those, I loved the writing and largely, the story. But….

OK. I enjoyed it and, I’m sure that if I gazed into the sky tonight, I’d see two moons.
If you haven’t read Book 1 or Book 2 and don’t wish for the plot to be spoiled then look away now.

Aomame is now in hiding after killing ‘Leader’ and realises the only way for her life to be complete is to find Tengo and leave the parallel world of 1Q84. Tengo is still in ‘cat town’ visiting his comatose father whilst keeping in touch with the bizarre Fuka-eri who, unfortunately, barely features in Book 3. On their trail is the aesthetically unfortunate Ushikawa hired by the cult to find Leader’s
The final part of this trilogy.

2* Yesterday
4* Town of Cats
3* Kafka on the Shore
3* Norwegian Wood
3* Hunting Knife
4* Minha Querida Sputnik
5* The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
4* 1Q84
TR After the Quake
Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When the second book of the series was somewhat disappointing this one is at least as good as the first one. It is rarely one grows to love book characters but after reading these books you can never forgot Aomame, Tengo and Ushikawa (I really liked Ushikawa became a full-fledged after his (first?) appearance in the Wind-up Bird Chronicles.
As usual with Murakami, don't expect to have an answer on all your questions.
Gaurav Hegde
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel so much like any other character right now (especially Tamaru), without having all the answers, but only the main idea with few logic suppositions, despite all of this accepting reality as it is after some time (e.g I still think that Tengo's father killed Ayumi).
By the way: *sob sob*.
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adored this book. Period. Let your suspension of disbelief do its thing and enter the world(s) of Tengo and Aomame. Engrossing.
Sep 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's only a paper moon🌔 ...more
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-series
Murakami and magical realism are growing on me, solid 4 stars for all books in the trilogy. Will for sure be reading more from Murakami.
I can't decide quite where I sit on the subject of magic realism. There have been books that could be described as magic realist that I have quite enjoyed, including, I think, some previous Murakami. Other times though, I just find that it leaves me wanting to throw the book at the wall. That 'magic realism' is just a fancy literary term for 'getting away with any old nonsense'.

To be honest, a 1,000+ page Murakami novel would probably normally be something I would pass on. But my mother was keen
Vince Will Iam
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japan
I made it at last! There is so much to say about this wonderful trilogy. It was an intense literary experience, a constant journey between reality and fiction that came to an end.

In this third part, we still follow the adventure of Aomamé and Tengo or one of the most naive yet moving love stories I was given to read about. A third central character, Ushikawa, appears as the unconventional villain in this volume -- another character whose path through life has been as chaotic as the two heroes.

May 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the 1Q84 trilogy and continues the story of Tengo and Aomame - the two main characters are still searching for each other but, after the incident in Book Two, Aomame is now in hiding from the religious cult that is seeking her. While Tengo tries to deal with his emotions over his father being in a coma in a nursing home, the cult has employed an outside investigator, Ushikawa, to find Aomame. The story is told by these three characters in a series of chapters, continuin ...more
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