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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
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Feb 24, 2012

did not like it

I'll write a review when I calm down and collect my thoughts ...
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Haruki Murakami
“There are always far more people in the world who make things worse, rather than help out.”
Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
tags: people


Reading Progress

February 24, 2012 – Shelved
April 30, 2012 – Started Reading
April 30, 2012 –
page 3
0.32% "At 925 pages, if I treat this like a Harry Potter book, I'll be done in 3-4 days, lol."
May 1, 2012 –
page 14
1.51% "this should count as two books toward my challenge *pouts*"
May 2, 2012 –
page 18
1.95% "i couldn't concentrate on reading while riding the train this morning. also very tired."
May 3, 2012 –
page 24
2.59% "I think I'm an starting slow because it's the beginning of the book, they switch charters and the book is huge! i spend most of the time fixing the cover jacket and trying not to drop the book."
May 4, 2012 –
page 33
3.57%
May 7, 2012 –
page 47
5.08%
May 9, 2012 –
page 68
7.35% "I just found out one of my coworkers read this book and many other Murakami books. I have someone to bug and talk to about his books!! Bonus: he lived in Japan for a year or two teaching English so he knows some Japanese. I already knew this but it's still a bonus!"
May 11, 2012 –
page 91
9.84%
May 14, 2012 –
page 103
11.14% "I took off the book cover. it was annoying me and it was protecting it so much. I just need to make sure my hands are on the clean side when handling the books."
May 15, 2012 –
page 123
13.3%
May 16, 2012 –
page 137
14.81%
May 17, 2012 –
page 150
16.22%
May 17, 2012 –
page 150
16.22%
May 18, 2012 –
page 163
17.62%
May 21, 2012 –
page 173
18.7%
May 23, 2012 –
page 189
20.43%
May 24, 2012 –
page 203
21.95%
May 25, 2012 –
page 236
25.51%
May 29, 2012 –
page 243
26.27% "I barely got any reading done this weekend which sucked because i thought i would be almost done with one of my other books."
May 30, 2012 –
page 256
27.68%
May 31, 2012 –
page 265
28.65%
June 1, 2012 –
page 320
34.59% "yes! it's 3 books in 1 and i finally finished the 1st book. i had a half day today so i went to the Main New York public Library branch to get some reading done."
June 4, 2012 –
page 324
35.03% "weekend progress fail"
June 5, 2012 –
page 329
35.57% "ugh, i'm slowing down."
June 6, 2012 –
page 342
36.97%
June 7, 2012 –
page 352
38.05%
June 8, 2012 –
page 363
39.24%
June 11, 2012 –
page 412
44.54%
June 12, 2012 –
page 420
45.41%
June 13, 2012 –
page 425
45.95%
June 13, 2012 –
page 425
45.95%
June 14, 2012 –
page 441
47.68%
June 15, 2012 –
page 458
49.51%
June 18, 2012 –
page 490
52.97% "This book is starting to annoy me but i'm waiting until the end to full complain ..."
June 19, 2012 –
page 509
55.03%
June 21, 2012 –
page 524
56.65%
June 24, 2012 –
page 534
57.73%
July 11, 2012 –
page 549
59.35%
December 29, 2014 –
page 563
60.86% "I dusted this book off and I'm forcing myself to finish this book once and for all.I don't think i will finish it before the end of 2014, but that means in 2015 i will have one book complete toward my challenge for that year. Everyone wins!!"
December 31, 2014 –
page 576
62.27%
January 5, 2015 –
page 602
65.08%
January 6, 2015 –
page 617
66.7%
January 6, 2015 –
page 617
66.7% "I read in the reviews that this book gets better toward the end. I'm still waiting >_>."
January 7, 2015 –
page 623
67.35%
January 8, 2015 –
page 636
68.76% "they seem to be trying to wrap up the story but letting the detective seem way smarter and good at piecing things together with barely an evidence. ugh! Can't wait to be done with this book."
January 9, 2015 –
page 641
69.3%
January 12, 2015 –
page 649
70.16%
January 13, 2015 –
page 668
72.22%
January 13, 2015 –
page 668
72.22%
January 14, 2015 –
page 676
73.08% "Trying to finish this book feels like torture ..."
January 15, 2015 –
page 686
74.16%
January 16, 2015 –
page 693
74.92%
January 16, 2015 –
page 702
75.89%
January 18, 2015 –
page 730
78.92%
January 20, 2015 –
page 734
79.35% "I'm only 4 pages further along @_@ *silently weeps*"
January 21, 2015 –
page 739
79.89% "5 pages, better than 4 pages. >_<"
January 22, 2015 –
page 743
80.32% "Only 4 pages again. f*(@ me! \n I just want this to end."
January 24, 2015 –
page 800
86.49% "Only 125 more pages to go ..."
January 27, 2015 –
page 806
87.14% "I WANT TO QUIT THIS BOOK AGAIN!!\n I just spent close to an hour reading the same paragraphs over and over because I was daydreaming. The book doesn't pull me in. Of the parts that I did read, ... HOW IS IT THAT A 40 SOMETHING YEAR OLD STARES FROM A HIDING SPOT WITH A TELEPHOTO LENS AT A 17 YR OLD, THEY LOCK EYES FOR ABOUT 30 SECS AND NOW HE THINKS HE IS IN LOVE ?? I mean, it's not like she is a kpop star ..."
January 28, 2015 –
page 814
88.0%
January 29, 2015 –
page 827
89.41%
January 30, 2015 –
page 844
91.24%
February 2, 2015 –
page 864
93.41%
February 3, 2015 –
page 878
94.92%
February 4, 2015 –
page 897
96.97%
February 4, 2015 – Finished Reading

Comments (showing 1-3 of 3) (3 new)

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Ulina OMG! I've been reading this book for a month?!?! No wonder the security guard in my lobby asked how long it's going to take for me to finish this book. I keep telling him it's 925 pages.

I am just taking my time and trying to enjoy the book, but this is a bit much. I only read the book on my way to work and from work while riding the train. Now I'm going to be self conscious and wonder how many people ride the train with me and are wondering why I am taking forever to finish this book [/end socially awkward penguin rant]


Ulina I think i also slowed down in reading and the desire to read this book because i feel like the author is just using filler information to make the book longer. It's like a Dragon Ball Z season. Maybe it's because of the translation from Japanese to English. I don't know, but so far this is not my favorite Murakami book ...


Ulina I'm tired of carrying this heavy ass book, the story has started to annoy me and my train rides are too short to get much reading done with a book that is hard to hold on crowded trains. So I'm going to keep this at home and only read it at night before I go to bed. Hopefully I finish soon.


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