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1Q84

(1Q84 #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  24,270 ratings  ·  1,373 reviews
1949年にジョージ・オーウェルは、近未来小説としての『1984』を刊行した。
そして2009年、『1Q84』は逆の方向から1984年を描いた近過去小説である。
そこに描かれているのは「こうであったかもしれない」世界なのだ。
私たちが生きている現在が、「そうではなかったかもしれない」世界であるのと、ちょうど同じように。
Hardcover, 397 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Shinchosha/Tsai Fong Books
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Ichi-kyū-hachi-yon = 1Q84 Book 2 (1Q84, #2), Haruki Murakami

1Q84 is a dystopian novel written by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, first published in three volumes in Japan in 2009–10. It covers a fictionalized year of 1984 in parallel with a "real" one. Its first printing sold out on the day it was released and sales reached a million within a month.

The English-language edition of all three volumes, with the first two volumes translated by Jay Rubin and the third by Philip Gabriel, was released
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Helen 2.0
Aaaand it keeps getting creepier.
Jaidee
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 "little people" stars !!

Book One was 4 stars but Book Two is seriously crashing for me. The main story is still super fascinating but I have 2 HUGE issues with this book and it is growing in intensity.

1. The repetitiveness and "spoon-feeding" that Mr. Murakami does is alternately infuriating and mind-numbing. This book needs to be edited down by two-thirds. (I am not exaggerating)

2. There is something sordid and gratuitous in the description of abuse of children by grown men. Yeah yeah I get
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Luís
I have to admit it's gripping, captivating; I would even say, sucking. We close a chapter, and we wonder if we can leave the book where it is, and the next chapter finished, it is the same question that remains. Difficult to pick up. The style is fluid, ingenious, but straightforward. The characters that intrigued us from the first volume are still as impressive, but this time, we know them, they have become familiar, even the secondary characters have something that makes us believe in this wor ...more
Sotiris Karaiskos
In the second book the mystery becomes more ... mysterious. We learn, of course, some information that give us some direction and places the book closer to the field of fantasy literature and, in particular, science fiction with the hints of parallel dimensions and strange interventions in the life of humanity by higher powers, which, of course, also has religious suggestions. The result, however, from these answers and hints is that even more questions arise, which in normal circumstances would ...more
Tracy
Nov 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, ebook, kindle
So, I decided to split my reviews up into the 3 separate books, after I read the first two, because the star system has enough trouble supporting my mixed feelings as IS. I'll duplicate the reviews, though.

Book 1:

The first book is fantastic. It's told in alternating chapters and both voices are strong and the characters distinct. I absolutely adore how fierce, dedicated and in-control Aomame is. I like the crisis of conscience that Tengo struggles with, and his arc in book 1. I really just like
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Chaunceton Bird
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another solid installment in the 1Q84 series. Although there's still another 400 pages or so to read (in book 3) I'm beginning to wish this wouldn't end. Murakami wrote this one like he meant it. ...more
Vince Will Iam
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japan
I was spellbound again by Murakami's mastery. He creates a fantasy world that looks so real. It is a brilliant exploration of solitude and desire. Sex is obviously a recurrent theme and Murakami does not leave any lustful fantasies untold.

Some elements of the plot remain a bit hazy. The Little People are still very much of a mystery for example but it doesn't matter. I delved into this parallel reality together with the two heroes, and did not want to go out of it. I could almost swear I saw tw
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morning Os
Jun 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
I liked Book 1 slightly better. There are more intriguing "people" in it. Book 2 gives more of the "murakami world," but also makes you feel nervous as the number of pages left decreases. It has a strong aftereffect, but not as strong as Kafka or Norwegian.

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Laura
This is the second book of the 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
CR 1Q84
TR After the Quake
Reem Ghabbany
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
so many unexpected twists and turns. this was so exciting.
Marco Tulio
Jan 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
I liked the first one very much. This one though was....horrible. Well, it was ok up to the point where Aomame encounters the leader. In this scene the author really blew it though. The leader pretty much explained everything that was going on and what was explained wasn't satisfying. The plot became a convoluted and uninsteresting animé style mess. The whole plotline about receivers and receptors was uninspired and frankly quite stupid. After that point the mystery was all gone and despite of w ...more
SAM
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you haven’t read book Book 1 and don’t wish for the plot to be spoiled then look away now.

Book 2 picks up immediately after the end of Book 1. Aomame has been given the mission of killing ‘the Leader’, the head of a cult and probable child rapist. It would mean relinquishing her life as she knows it but this doesn’t phase her. Our other main character, Tengo, is still caught up with Fuka-Eri and her bizarre story, Air Chrysalis, which is finally revealed to us in all of it’s weird glory.

As wi
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Susy
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
It’s getting stranger and stranger.... And more than that I really don't know what to say. I'm growing a connection with most of the characters, keep wondering where it's all headed which keeps me reading. Yet something is holding me back from giving it 5 stars. Rounding it down to 4 therefore.
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Pakinam
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cant wait to read the third book..simply outstanding😍
oshizu
3.5 stars rounded down. I was being nice...for me, it was just a 3-star experience.
Stefani
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
And now I hope that my order of book number 3 arrives real soon, I really want to know where Murakami will take us next.
Ioana
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: female-bamf
I've no words for how good it was. I'M STILL RECOVERING FROM IT, ALRIGHT?!

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*wink wink*

I've never read a book where literally every single detail matters, every word written is imperative to understanding and making sense of the story. You miss a paragraph, even a sentence, and you're in the dark. EVEN A FRICKIN' BIRD THAT YOU ONLY READ ABOUT IN 2 SENTENCES IN THE WHOLE VOLUME 2 IS A DETAIL YOU DON'T WANNA MISS.

After reading numerous YA books that all seem to be made from the same blueprint, I
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Katie
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Better the second time around. Maybe all of his books are like that. I just love Murakami.
И~N
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Less than 4, but more than 3.
As if the flow of the story somehow lost its drive from book 1. In my view, Murakami has elaborated more the inner connections which he presents to the reader (at least to some point) for the sake of the beautiful small bits of wisdom we we found scattered in the first book. I did miss them here, but nevertheless enjoyed the flow and the perpelxity of the story he has created.
Hana
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read book 1 and 2, and 628 pages went really fast - because the story sucks you in.
Fantastic thriller with magic and parallel world-dystopia.
I loved being again, in this particular and darkly strange Murakami's universe. I still feel it.
I'm still in a world with two moons, and i feel it s not going to wash out so quickly.
There are strange Little people in the novel, a mysterious commune in the hills, strange cult, widow in her butterfly garden, shelter for abused woman (and girls!). Again, s
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Siobhan
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
1Q84 was my first dealing with Haruki Murakami and I can honestly say I loved the work – so much so that I’m unsure which of his books to pick up next. The fact that it is translated shouldn’t put you off as you really cannot tell that such is the case: it’s beautifully written, keeping you entertained from the start until the end.

The story itself is one that you need to read one after the other. Book one introduces us to this strange parallel world, book two throws us in deeper and we start to
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Eya Beldi
Nothing important happened and I'm still not writing a review until I finish the third book. ...more
Nour
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical Murakami. You're entertained without knowing what the fuck is going on. ...more
Bogdan
Jan 12, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: asian-flavor
Unfortunately this second volume did not helped the cause of converting me to a fan of Haruki Murkami's works nor the genre itself. I must confess I am slightly disappointing as I saw high praises for this author and this book. It is not necessarily bad, but it seems to be written just because the author likes to do this job. Almost like those annoying people everyone avoids that just love the sound of their voice. If you want to learn more, read on as I dissect this novel.

The premise is the wee
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Ana Claudia Santos-Cortez
(Full trilogy review in the 3rd book page) First reading of 2021, what a ride! Book 2 clearly overcomes book 1 in story development, rhythm, and engagement.

Murakami’s writing is as fluid as light wind in a Spring afternoon at a park/meadow - it feels good, especially if you close your eyes for a moment and just enjoy the sunlight and smells in the surroundings.
In this piece, characters are already known so we are pulled to the adventures of their lives and continuously wonder what’s reality and
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Sunny
Jul 02, 2013 rated it liked it
“If you can’t understand it without an explanation, you can’t understand it with an explanation.”

This is a quote that pops up a few times in the story – something Tengo’s dad said to him. It is also an adequate way to describe my (apparent) inability to get beyond some kind of cultural difference or meaning loss in translation or (possibly) my own reality.

Once again, Murakami gives us 24 chapters, alternating between Aomame’s and Tengo’s perspectives and stories. This time around, we are drawn d
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Shervin
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
"His life seemed to lose its center of gravity – not that he had ever really had one, but up to that point, other people had placed certain demands and expectations upon him, and responding to them had kept him busy. Once those demands and expectations disappeared, however, there was nothing left worth talking about. His life had no purpose. He had no close friends. He was drifting and unable to concentrate his energies on anything." ...more
John
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's a bit of a rule with trilogies that the middle book is supposed to be the worst. Murakami goes against that trend here as the second installment of 1Q84 is the best part of the series. ...more
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