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Apr 16, 2021Birdtrovert rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I got to Book 2 but had to stop. I tried listening to the audio book version but still couldn't get into it. Some chapters would just drag on; like, there was half of a chapter just dedicated to the one character wanting to kick men in the…
Mar 13, 2021Spokoj rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A great piece of fiction that makes you think about supposed reality in new ways.
Feb 20, 2021nathaliecorrea1220 rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
I went into this novel blindly. I did not know what it consisted of. I thought it was an okay storyline with aspects that made it mediocre. 3/5 stars at most. I have some mixed feelings about it. At first, I enjoyed learning about this…
Dec 01, 20201aa rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I was really anticipating reading and loving this book, but I was greatly disappointed. Its gets going very slowly. Oddities pop up here and there in the first 500 pages or so, whetting one's appetite. The work only gets going in the last…
Jul 07, 2020rmproffitt rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I have been reading Murakami for several years now and I love that his novels are getting longer and longer. I crave more of his stories. The detail makes it all seem real and yet not real at the same time. 1Q84 is just enough surreal that…
Apr 23, 2020andreabilyeu rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Very much like a Stephen King novel. Starts off in the normal, everyday world and quickly changes into another world. You follow along as the characters are trying to figure out what's happened/happening.
Mar 30, 2020JCLJENNYT rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
So this was my second read through of this book and it was just as weird and bizarre as I remembered if not more so. There is something about Murakami's writing that has a magnetism to it and no other writer quite hits the same way making…
Feb 14, 2020beetlebaily rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
At its core, it is;a superb love story, fantastical, excellent writing. really, really long but gripping. I gave it a 5 out of 5 rating.
Aug 23, 2019bluebaby1320 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
interesting book.
Apr 07, 2019LeaLibrary rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A lively story telling, I enjoyed the cultural references and means of telling a story. Intrigued by the parallels of the parallels that might be drawn from this book. It was a good read.
Feb 12, 2019sonu_n rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book is a slow read for sure, but Murakami books are hardly known for their edge of the seat suspense. 1Q84 provides a unique insight in the lives of an author, her ghost writer and an assassin - unbelievable plot lines and shifting…
Oct 13, 2018jontalk rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This was a Corte Madera 'staff pick' which I found to be fascinating in spite of its 1154 page length. I would have given it 5 stars were it to have ended differently. Haruki is a master craftsman when it comes to characters, plot,…
Jun 18, 2018Waluconis rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
You might notice views vary widely on this novel. It is paced differently than a western novel, even given it being originally published as three books. The first 400 pages were totally suspenceful. At times the heightened suspence made…
Oct 05, 2017LadyDi52 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I started out loving this book, a fascinating tennis game between two voices. I'm halfway through and I don't think I will finish it; the author repeats many of the details over and over, while he takes many chapters to flesh out the…
Sep 12, 2017
The length of this book is intimidating, but it is a surprisingly easy read and once I was about a third the way through, I couldn't put it down. I agree with other reviewers in that it was repetitive at times, however I enjoyed the…
Jul 28, 2016michellelee_0 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This book was very slow. A lot of the chapters were filled with long descriptions of everyday activities (i.e. preparing dishes, riding a train, etc.). I've also seen from other reviews that the imagery of the female characters in this…
Jun 03, 2016TSCPL_ChrisB rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
1Q84 was largely entertaining. At times it became bogged down under its own mass, but when the story was moving, it moved. Of the three books, the second was the most thrilling and insightful. The dialogue between Aomame and Tamaru at the…
Apr 26, 2016
Second favorite book by my favorite author, honestly couldn't put it down
Dec 09, 2015BookLady125 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
I read this for a book group and it isn't something I would have picked up on my own, but I am glad to have discovered it. It is hard to describe the plot because there is so much more going on than can be explained in a coherent way. I…
Nov 07, 2015Last_Nights_Readings rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This book seems to draw the love it or hate it crowd. People were either praising it heavily with all the worship of a reader that can give to an author or they were racing through it to finish, or not finishing it at all. I am of the…
Aug 02, 2015MplsPeggy rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
This book came highly recommended to me by 2 friends. While I enjoyed it immensely at the start, I found that it dragged on, becoming repetitive at times. I even felt that the author was growing weary of the story, continuing to provide…
Jul 23, 2015MusicListener rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Don't know if I understood the book, but I loved the surreal writing style.
Jun 25, 2015
This is a novel unlike any other I have ever read. Murakami is now one of my new favourite authors. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a bit a mystery, a bit of the supernatural and excellent storytelling.
May 01, 2015mrreaderg rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The format of the chapters was interesting. The different perspective kept me uncertain of where the story is going to go. It took me a while to finish the book since it is a thick book, I preferred reading it with long intermittent rests
Mar 12, 2015chanlynn rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Overall well written and the characters were well defined but after about the second half this book unnecessarily drags out, then the last two chapters quickly wrap up.