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Review: 1Q84

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Norah Piehl

There's no denying that Haruki Murakami's 1Q84, which weighs in at 900+ pages, is an impressive achievement, both for its already accomplished author and for the two separate translators who took on the not inconsequential task of translating the book from Murakami's native Japanese into English. Equally impressive is the author's facility at working in this long form the story moves, it seems ... Read full review

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User Review  - mirshad - LibraryThing

I don't want to give away any spoilers so I'll just say that I miss this series already. It was difficult to stop reading and now I missed I'd paced myself a bit more because there's no more left. Read full review

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User Review  - TheWasp - LibraryThing

Book 3 sees Aomame and Tengo united, and some questions answered. I found this volume quite repetitive, with a "child-like" quality, although the style of overlapping chapters was well done. Read full review

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User Review  - xuebi - LibraryThing

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami is perhaps his most expansive and adventurous work yet. Two characters, who are inextricably linked, enter a version of the world in which there are two moons in the sky and ... Read full review

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User Review  - xuebi - LibraryThing

The third and final volume of Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 concludes the story of Aomame and Tengo, as they finally find each other and escape the parallel world of 1Q84/The Cat Town. Yet, this final volume ... Read full review

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User Review  - missizicks - LibraryThing

1Q84 is a real tour de force of a novel, mixing present day surreality with sci-fi, long lost love, and the tenacity of self-belief. I remember seeing the book in Japanese when we were in Tokyo long ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vikz.Richards - LibraryThing

This review will also consider 1q84 vol 3. To paraphrase Douglas Adams, 1Q84 is big very big and just as you think that you understand it it gets stranger. It is physically big, spilling into three ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

An amazing novel. I started with some trepidation as I have occasionally struggled with Murakami in the past. However, I was completely captivated by this novel within a few pages, and certainly well ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sigfrej - LibraryThing

Itīs so repetitive that I could die. Sorry but the first book was ok after that it became lame, in this third book I found myself be reading some kind of detective story and that worked not for me. So disappointed. Read full review

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This is the second Murakami book that I have read and I am definitely still a great fan of his writing. For first time readers of Murakami this book might come as a surprise because the descriptions of the characters and the situations in the book are vivid. Sometimes to the point where it gets annoying. The book could be about 300 pages less if Murakami weren't so thorough, this is what makes Murakami Murakami. I'm actually pleased that I finished the book. The whole read is worth it, specially if you start it you should finish it. Kind of a spoiler here but for sure by the end of the book everything is wrapped up fairly nicely and doesn't leave any loose ends like some of Murakami's other books.
I don't know if this review will be helpful for any of you but at least it's a place for me to be able to share my mind about this story. The mystery in this book is very thrilling even though I wouldn't consider this book to be a thriller. There are some parts that even give me the chills such as the part where the dog blows up, and almost any part that involves the little people.
I feel that the last fourth of the book lacked what the beginning of the book had. The last fourth was practically only about Aomame trying to find Tengo, Tengo trying to find Aomame, and Ushikawa trying to find Aomame. The first half of the was almost forgotten along with other interesting characters that I would have liked to see still have a part in the story. what happened to Ebisuno, and Eriko. Those characters I really loved so why take them out of the end of the story? That's just a very small complaint about a very good book.
 

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