Sunday, February 17, 2013

1Q84 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Intrigue and romance in a surreal alternate world. Murakami characters are well-developed and fascinating. The alternating narratives between the two main characters as they search for one another keep the rather lengthy story moving. Despite the suspension of logic that Murakami asks of us, some of the plot becomes too convoluted, leaving one not fully satisfied. There is probably some deeper social commentary on Japanese society that as a foreigner I missed. Overall, it is an enjoyable voyage into an unknown yet familiar place.

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1 comment:

Elenamary said...

that is always the most unsatisfying part for me of exploring a book of another culture even when that i've fully enjoyed, is knowing that there are parts of it i probably missed/didn't understand and might not ever.