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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
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Dec 28, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, fiction
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 "Marvin" Graye 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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