1Q84 - Haruki Murakami

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By Haruki Murakami

  • Release Date: 2011-10-25
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
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Free Download 1Q84 Ebook. “Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
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 best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.

Reviews

  • Love Murakami!

    5
    By hberg-skrt
    One of the best authors of our generation
  • Bland and Repetitive

    1
    By zachiechan82190
    This is probably one of the most boring and repetitive reads I’ve ever come across in my life. The passages concerning Tengo seem to stretch on and on with no significant development and the attention to minutiae in his surroundings does little to move the narrative forward. There is also a lack of character development. Maybe I just haven’t gotten far enough along in the text, but I don’t think that I will get far enough along in it because it offers no literary incentive to keep reading.
  • Introduction to Murakami

    5
    By Atakan0424
    This was my first Murakami novel. A lot of people really suggested to start with another title but something about this books synopsis just begged me to read it. This is the longest book I’ve ever read and I don’t regret a single second of it. This book really grabs you by the hand and walks you down a path that seems to have no end, however once you find familiarity in the characters and start to finally piece a couple pieces together, this book blooms into an epic suspenseful trip that will stay with you for a long time. I still think of Aomame and Tengo on a daily basis.
  • Meh

    3
    By jerryhatesrick
    It was ok.
  • Entertaining

    5
    By James sr66
    Its super entertaining and a smooth read. Don't worry one bit about the length.
  • Good, but left unanswered questions.

    4
    By Brent Hutchinson
    I heard about this book through a quote I saw in a movie "The Big Short." The quote was Haruki Murakami's novel "IQ84": Everyone, deep in their hearts, is waiting for the end of the world to come. That quote inspired me to read the book. It was a great plot. I usually don't dabble in fantasy too much, mainly because I think reality is dramatic enough. The Little People. I'm still confused about this part. They weren't explained at all. Near the end of the book I kept telling me girlfriend "there has to be a third book, it can't end without tying all these huge plots together." But there wasn't another book. I couldn't believe it! The writing was good. Sometimes the details were a bit too detailed and made the chapter drag on and on. I felt that sometimes there were useless details just to make the book longer. I'm not saying that being detailed is bad, but, like I said, it felt forced in some of its details. How did Aomame get pregnant? She got pregnant on that stormy night when "the little people were stirring." And Tango had sex with Fuka Era. The book didn't explain the pregnancy at all. The Two Moons. So the second moon was symbolic of the alternative world they were in? It didn't explain it at all. The ladder in the middle of the highway where the taxi driver dropped of Aomame. That's when she skipped into 1Q84. She tried going back and she almost killed herself when it didn't work. So all was needed was Tango to be able for them both to travel back to 1984? Leader had extraordinary powers that were weren't explained. All and all the book was entertaining, but I didn't like the way it ended with all the unanswered questions. I recommend it to others.
  • 1q84

    5
    By Forgetfuljj
    There are not enough stars to give to this book. I'm just totally blown away. I can't wait to go back to it and see what I get the next time that I would t have been able to get the first time; it's a dense, lush, magical, beautiful forest you want to explore again and again. My first Murakami book, onto my next!
  • A long good boring read.

    4
    By Chang11313
    Fascinating story, but too long for it's own good. I will definitely going to read other books by this author.
  • Miss Ota and her pink suit

    5
    By ClipperSE
    This book could be called a monster and a long haul were it not for the expert writing. Instead, it's like a visit to a spa -- if one learns to relax and give into it. It is about the degree to which we have control over our lives -- and reality -- the nature of what is real. There is murder, love, adventure -- all the stuff of Shakespeare. Then there is Miss Ota in her pink suit, the greatest descriptive paragraph I've read since Anthony Powell created Widmerpool. I loved every page.
  • Worth It

    5
    By Innerchihiro
    I have never been more emotionally challenged by a writing style than with 1Q84. It is such a love hate relationship, and frankly, not everyone is going to like reading this book because it is extremely long and very repetitive. Many have said this book needs to be edited down, and I understand those complaints completely. However, it became clear to me at some point that Murakami intentionally wrote the book this way to create a certain consciousness and atmosphere for the characters and the readers and he really doesn't care if you like it or not. Take it for what it is and you will enjoy 1Q84 as a literary experience. If you fight it too hard, you'll end up putting it down after the first book.