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1Q84

Books 1, 2 & 3

By ,

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

4.0
(441)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 925 | Format: eBook | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional , Spanish , Italian

Isbn-10: 0307957020 | Isbn-13: 9780307957023 | Publish date: 

Translator: Philip Gabriel

Also available as: Hardcover , Audio CD , Paperback , Boxset , Others

Category: Fiction & Literature , Mystery & Thrillers , Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Book Description
An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer.
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  • 5

    Non lasciatevi ingannare dal titolo...

    Ottimo libro sci-fi/thriller/fantasy/romanzo d'amore. Nonostante la lunghezza scorre molto bene (salvo rallentare un po' nel libro 3). Siccome ho già scritto qualcosa a riguardo altrove, ecco il link: http://lucanos87.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/1q84-dentro-e-fuori/

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  • 5

    Nel taxi la radio trasmetteva un programma di musica classica in FM. Il brano era la Sinfonietta di Janáček. Non esattamente la musica piú adatta da sentire in un taxi bloccato nel traffico. E del resto nemmeno l’autista sembrava ascoltarla con troppa attenzione. L’uomo, di mezza età, era impegna ...continue

    Nel taxi la radio trasmetteva un programma di musica classica in FM. Il brano era la Sinfonietta di Janáček. Non esattamente la musica piú adatta da sentire in un taxi bloccato nel traffico. E del resto nemmeno l’autista sembrava ascoltarla con troppa attenzione. L’uomo, di mezza età, era impegnato a guardare in silenzio la fila interminabile di auto che aveva davanti, come un pescatore provetto che, ritto a prua, scruta un minaccioso gorgo di correnti. Aomame, sprofondata nel sedile posteriore, gli occhi leggermente socchiusi, ascoltava la musica.

    Un estratto del libro: http://bookmorning.com/2014/02/14/1q84-di-haruki-murakami/

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  • 4

    1Q84

    Just finished the 925-page English translation of 1Q84, which took slightly longer than expected. Murakami's portraits of lonely and wounded souls always hit the chord somewhere buried deep down, and from time to time remind me of something that had happened over the years, as if Murakami ...continue

    Just finished the 925-page English translation of 1Q84, which took slightly longer than expected. Murakami's portraits of lonely and wounded souls always hit the chord somewhere buried deep down, and from time to time remind me of something that had happened over the years, as if Murakami were able to sneak into the heart and mind and bring all those unspeakable truths, indescribable feelings and emotions under the soft, warm limelight without a trait of scrutiny or judgment. I was on the brink of tears reading the last chapter, sharing the bitter happiness of being complete, loved and needed after enduring all the hardships and loneliness. There was also a faint envy seeing someone who understands what you think almost in a split second without uttering a word. Certainly there were shortcomings in terms of writing and the plot, but the weaknesses are somewhat forgivable and do not prevent the bulky book from being an enjoyable page-turner.

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  • 4

    Mi sono portata un giro queste 1000 pagine di libro per due mesi, ahimè non avendo avuto tempo di finirlo prima. E mi ha conquistata, ma, proprio nel momento in cui tutti i misteri e i dubbi si sarebbero dovuti sciogliere...libro finito. Gran peccato.

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  • 2

    Far tooo long!

    Nice idea but OMG!!! 3 books around 3 characters! I read nicely the first half, then it started to became repetitive, with many predictable parts. I had to skip pages not to fall asleep or become irritated. A shame, because a shorter version would have given the idea much more credit.

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  • 4

    A nice effort.

    Compared to Murakami's earlier works (A Wild Sheep Chase and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle come to mind immediately), this novel, though a venerable effort, ultimately falls short, I think, of what Murakami has been able to accomplish previously.


    That isn't to say the novel isn' ...continue

    Compared to Murakami's earlier works (A Wild Sheep Chase and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle come to mind immediately), this novel, though a venerable effort, ultimately falls short, I think, of what Murakami has been able to accomplish previously.

    That isn't to say the novel isn't worth reading. It is engrossing, requiring a hefty amount of mental fortitude to complete (as do most of his novels), and the rewards are well worth that effort. I would recommend the novel to any of my friends. Of particular interest to me is the way that the novel delves into the realm of the religious/spiritual, a place Murakami rarely visits in his earlier works.

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  • 3

    Murakami avevi tutto tra le tue mani e l'hai distrutto. PERCHE'? Avevi l'occasione di scrivere qualcosa di eccezionale che sarebbe rimasto probabilmente nella storia della narrativa e poi che mi combini? Il nulla, NULLA.

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  • 5

    per me e' stato fantastico leggere questa trilogia. mi ha portato sul serio in altre dimensioni. sono entrata nel libro. mi ha letteralmente catturata.
    l'ho consigliata a 3 amici molto diversi per gusti e tendenze. e' stato un successo per tutti.
    io lo straconsiglio. ma ci vuole una mente "flessi ...continue

    per me e' stato fantastico leggere questa trilogia. mi ha portato sul serio in altre dimensioni. sono entrata nel libro. mi ha letteralmente catturata. l'ho consigliata a 3 amici molto diversi per gusti e tendenze. e' stato un successo per tutti. io lo straconsiglio. ma ci vuole una mente "flessibile" per apprezzarlo :)

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    3

    Slightly disappointed

    I just finished this book and I am a little perplexed. I don't actually know whether I liked it or not - I would say I did, but I sense there was something missing all along. I could not fail to recognise Murakami's peculiar style, his own way of connecting threads little by little - but most of ...continue

    I just finished this book and I am a little perplexed. I don't actually know whether I liked it or not - I would say I did, but I sense there was something missing all along. I could not fail to recognise Murakami's peculiar style, his own way of connecting threads little by little - but most of the time I was expecting every turn in the story, every piece of revelation, so there never was for me any such thing as an epiphany, as I usually have when reading Murakami's books. That moment when everything fits into place and you stare blankly at the page in utter wonder never came. I was able to predict the plot too widely. Plus, the end didn't sound very convincing to me - I got the feeling of an actually forced happy ending. Maybe if Tengo and Aomame were caught by Sakigake in their escape/return to 1984 and had, say, been killed after refusing to accept their terms, it would've been much more convincing, though maddening (I mean, after 1187 pages you start to take it a little bit personal about main characters' death). I wish George Martin could make Murakami reason about it. Anyway, I found the finale very weak. It is a very strong and magical story full of enigmas, but at some point it becomes really predictable and repetitive. Moreover, I was sort of annoyed by the continuous descriptions of sexual intercourses, penises and vaginas. I mean, that's customary for Murakami but here it is definitely a little bit TOO exasperated. In short, I would give '1Q84' 3 stars: I enjoyed the story and I really liked some characters along with their personal backgrounds (Tamaru was my favourite). I actually ATE the book up in a very short time and that's unquestionably a good sign. Nonetheless, I didn't like how Murakami developed the story - too much useless stuff, too many frames and backgrounds and repetitions, and an ending which doesn't seem very natural. I know that he can do far better than this. I must also say that the title unnerves me too: how is it supposed to be read? "One-thousand-Q-eightyfour"? Or "one-Q-eight-four"? Please, let's discuss this! :)

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