This is what i feel about this latest Haruki Murakami‘s work. Reading 1Q84 is like the best wine to drink. First you have to let it breathe. It’s like the air that occurs when you open the flourishing book cover. Feel the taste. On your tongue, you are forming with the sounds and then compiles them into a word. Then drink Beac. As the wine flows slow om the throat, at the end you will be completely intoxicated.
1Q84 or kyū ichi hachi yon (where “kyū” at the same stands for the number 9, as well as for the letter Q). For me was a flight of fancy. With several crashes. So I was quite familiar. To me it is important to describe the mood for what was right in the book. Which you can read it myself and rejoice. Exactly happy! On what is between the lines.
Even for those who prefer to drink beer
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. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled.
As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector.
A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s—1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.