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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
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Nov 16, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: mystery
Read from November 16 to 21, 2011

Holy Crud: 925 pages of of well designed type! Lovely Chip Kidd cover. Never read a Murakami novel before. Lovely reading so far, and I was genuinely surprise at a turn of events--something that I haven't felt before while reading. "What?! Really? OMG!" I love the slightly surreal feel as well. I think if you are lucky life sometimes will feel this way. Haven't read many books by Japanese authors. The last one was Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto. Both of these books have an unusual flavor I like, that sort of reminds me of how I felt reading orphan stories when I was a kid. Sort of an isolated feeling. I think I can make it to the end. I'm actually a bit excited to see where this takes me.
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Worth every minute! I almost want a sequel, to find out what happens next.
I noticed the food...Damn, they eat well! (as in very healthy)

I guess there has been a big to-do about this book and it's design. The book is fantastic, and the design is just right--no geishas or cherry blossoms. It suits the book. The mirrored pagination is unique as well as the simple graphics inside the book. It takes it all beyond your basic novel. I don't think it is overstated book decor, it is not pompous, it is just right. The binding and pages are quite nice. The pages are buttery and soft. Thin, smooth, well trimmed. Perhaps there are better word for it. All I know is, as soon as I opened the book I could tell it was well made, almost a luxury printing. I really would like to get my own copy because of this.

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