Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Isbn-10: 1455830496 | Isbn-13: 9781455830497 | Publish date: 01/01/2011
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Nevius said on Nov 20, 2014, 19:25
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.
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Book Morning said on Sep 26, 2014, 08:58
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.
秋盈 said on Sep 04, 2014, 04:17
Erica said on Jul 02, 2014, 19:27
Giulio Maffioletti said on May 18, 2014, 20:42
Malavida1 said on Mar 13, 2014, 14:56
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.
Gnmcclure said on Mar 07, 2014, 23:55
Letto di mosche. said on Feb 28, 2014, 20:57
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 :)
Lisergica said on Feb 18, 2014, 16:57
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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! :)
Margarita said on Jan 16, 2014, 15:18