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Doubleday Canada, Jan 22, 2013 - Assassins - 1184 pages

The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?

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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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HARUKI MURAKAMI was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V.S. Naipaul.

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