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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
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Jun 05, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: the-lure-of-the-thick, morsels-in-the-night, names-sewn-into-my-skirt

Aomame and Tengo. A match made in 1Q84, under two moons, in a world of fiction. You climb down, grip the ladder of the fire escape, so cold. Heels slip against the rung. Your skirt flutters in the wind tunnel of the city. There is no reason, plenty of folly, but perfect sense anyway. Butterflies, Queen, miso soup. White sheets in a white cube of a room. Ice, hands, thunder.

Told in at least two voices, it was a pleasant relief how Aomame and Tengo's narrations were equally interesting - a must for a 900+ page book.

It is magical, nightmarish - it once made me shudder with a violent tremor of a description, once pulled out a smile from under my mouth before I knew it happened.

It is, I believe, worth reading.

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Reading Progress

June 5, 2012 – Started Reading
June 5, 2012 – Shelved
June 26, 2012 –
page 248
July 5, 2012 – Shelved as: the-lure-of-the-thick
July 5, 2012 – Shelved as: morsels-in-the-night
July 5, 2012 – Finished Reading
July 6, 2012 – Shelved as: names-sewn-into-my-skirt

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This book seems like a wonderful airplane read.

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