1Q84 – Haruki Murakami

When I announced that this was going to be the next book I read, a friends of mine said “a tough start you found yourself”. I’m not quite sure why they said this, as it wasn’t especially challenging. I found it quite enjoyable actually.

The trilogy follows two protagonists, Aomame and Tengo. In the beginning chapters, it is unclear as to why these two people were chosen, however despite the different lives the two lead they enter a world only a selected few can go into and embark on a search for one another.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

I think this trilogy was quite interesting, the second book by far has the most action hence making it the most engaging section. It was very pleasurable, as it grabs your attention from the beginning and makes you question plots and anticipate what the outcome of the characters actions will be. The satisfaction one feels at the end is indescribable, as all the pieces finally fit together.


Good style happens in one of two ways … (25)
Once you start lying to the public, you have to keep lying. (38)
Risk is the spice of life. (75)
At the core of his brain was a mass of tangled threads. (136)
… once a gun appears in a story, it has to be fired. (463)
Some things can only be done in exchange for life. (670)
Her teacup and the Heckler & Koch were both where she could reach them. (741)
The human body is a fragile thing. (905)
Their faces were expressionless as they floated in the sky beside each other, like a precarious couplet in need of reworking. (1070)
Until I actually tell it to you, I have no idea how long it will be. (1076)
It’s very difficult to logically explain the illogical. (1258)


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