1Q84

1Q84 Haruki Murakami 2011
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27 16 11 5.9/10 HARDCOVER FICTION English 944 Knopf 0307593312 9780307593313

“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.

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Critic Reviews

Telegraph Matt Thorne

A tremendous waste of the reader’s time.

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LA Times David L. Ulin

A big, sprawling novel, a shaggy dog story to be sure, but it achieves what is perhaps the primary function of literature: to reimagine, to reframe, the world.

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NPR Alan Cheuse

900 wonderful pages.

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San Jose Mercury News Jeremy C. Owens

His genuine masterpiece...

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Washington Post Michael Dirda

Once you start reading '1Q84,' you won’t want to do much else until you’ve finished it.

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Publisher's Weekly Anonymous

1Q84 goes further than any Murakami novel so far

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