The finished edition of 1Q84 has landed at Knopf! We quickly got a copy to some of our most trusted beta testers to make sure that the books look, feel, and—most importantly—taste perfect when they go on sale on 10/25.
i should really pre-order a copy. not a cat that would be silly
925 pages later and it was worth it. Sitting here trying to write down what thought about it a lot harder than i thought. Just like 1Q84, its hard to some up in just a few sentences. When trying to explain the literature of 1Q84 it was hard to come up with an adequate description, but after completing the book, 1Q84 is essentially a story about a boy and girl trying to find each other set in alt-Japan with two moons.
Compared to other Marukami books I’ve read I felt it was a varied combination of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, Hardboiled-Wonderland and the End of the World, and Norwegian Wood with a hint of Wild Sheep Chase. And usually whenever I finish a Murakami book, I tend to feel sad/underwhelmed whenever I approach each of their ambiguous endings. But not to spoiling anything, I feel Murakami does a good job of wrapping all the details in this book that left me satisfied(lol).
Overall I enjoyed what read (not just because I’m a Murakami fanboy (if such term exist)) But 1Q84 really does a good job of exploring the concepts of loneliness as well as the the importance of a concrete bond.
tl;dr - 1Q84 was good, go read it. If you like Murakami, you might enjoy it as much as I did or hate it nbd.