1Q84 - Haruki Murakami


By Haruki Murakami

  • Release Date - Published: 2011-10-25
  • Book Genre: Literary
  • Author: Haruki Murakami
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 1,893 Ratings)

1Q84 Haruki Murakami read online review & book description:

“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.

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Posted Reviews

  • Amazing

    By Author Sherry Jones
    I could not put this book down. I’ve developed a new appreciation for Haruki Murakami — how his spare prose never gets in the way of the story, as well as his superb storytelling skills. He is one of the true masters of literature of our time.
  • Amazing story!

    By Donnushka
    A little of everything: love, mystery, fantasy, magic. Great well-developed characters. Hard to put down!
  • The story carried me along

    By LMNMN
    Yes it’s very long, but for me it flowed at a good pace and I was eager for each chapter... and to see the ending. But I also thought it left quite a few things unanswered and that dropped my rating from 4 stars to 3. But still, I think it was a good read.
  • Too many goofy stories in one book

    By KalolaHI
    Way toooo long, too many story lines and even though it is a super long book and I was hoping they would somehow connect the ending left too many of the stories unfinished!!! Don’t waste your time reading this. Horrible read in my opinion.
  • 1Q84

    By Ukko Kotila
    I am a fan of Charles deLint. Murakami also delves into urban fantasy - in a different and enjoyable way. I've read all of deLint's books, and will probably read all of Murakami's.
  • absolutely phenomenal

    By hazelsmith614
  • Couldn’t put it down

    By Ph77
  • Loveeeeeed it

    By brunaalice
    This book is long, so if you plan on reading it prepare yourself. I personally couldn’t put it down!!!!!! It was the third book I read by Haruki Murakami. I absolutely love his writing, and all the magic realism his books have to offer. This book is seriously in my top favorites.
  • Love Murakami!

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

    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.

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