1Q84 by Haruki Murakami: Mini Book Review

Fiction1Q84, Haruki Murakami, Japanese fiction
Released October, 2011

946 Pages
Bottom Line: Read it.
Affiliate Link: Buy from Amazon
Source: Purchased

Plot Summary of 1Q84:

Set in Japan, 1Q84 follows the parallel journeys of Aomame, a female assassin, and Tengo, an aspiring writer, as they enter an alternate reality (the year 1Q84) to solve the mystery of a religious cult and the myth of the “Little People”.

My Thoughts on 1Q84:

This is a “trust me” book. I initially thought the description of 1Q84 sounded ridiculous, but I gave it a shot anyway and am so glad I did!  

I loved the main characters and was dying to figure out the mystery behind the “Little People”. 1Q84 is long (it’s on my Time to Kill List) and complicated, but is a beautiful story that I couldn’t put it down.

I thought it timely to share my thoughts on a book I read a few years ago because the English translation of Murakami’s latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, is coming out on August 12. And, the best part…it’s only 400 pages…practically a short story compared to 1Q84!

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  1. Kally wrote:

    I love Murakami, can’t wait to read it.

    Posted 7.31.14 Reply
    • admin wrote:

      Me too – he’s so unique…no other authors out there like him. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 7.31.14 Reply
  2. Can’t believe I haven’t tackled this one yet, but do plane to read his August release.

    Posted 7.31.14 Reply
  3. Otakore wrote:

    I finished book 1 a couple of days ago and I’m currently reading book 2. It’s a thick book. I thought It will get me tired reading but since I’m a casual reader, I read two chapters at a time. I really like it. It’s like their path will intertwine in the coming chapters.

    I made a review of book 1 and It can be found at the following link:

    Feel free to visit my blog. Your comment about my review is very much appreciated.


    Posted 10.11.15 Reply

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