The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 Q is for question mark. A world that bears a question. Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named ...
The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 Q is for question mark. A world that bears a question. Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. As Aomame s and Tengo s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector. A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell s "1Q84" is Haruki Murakami s most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant bestseller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers. "
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Murakami has a quirky and brilliant imagination. With parallel realities and kinky sex, it's a page-turner of the unexpected. The hardcover is a beautifully made book - a pleasure to hold - for those who enjoy real books.
Jul 28, 2013
Murakami's best---a brilliant interweaving and further development of themes he's been exploring from the beginning. I savoured it and hope you will, too.
May 23, 2013
I read it. It is good to know Literature has still something new to show. I recommend it.
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