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I swear I have been reading this book for almost three months and am only 70% thru it. The fact that I am still reading it, despite this slow progress, tells you that I’m enjoying the story — but the pacing makes it one of those that I find easy to fall asleep while reading. Good for insomnia, bad for reading progress.
The book is written by Haruki Murakami, and it’s a big one – 925 pages. There are two main story lines, that of a man named Tengo, and a woman named Aomame. Their stories begin separately and gradually merge together, until you see that they really overlap quite a bit. Additional characters come into the fabric of the story and add depth, and the story steps into fantasy and dystopia.
Quite enjoyable, but not bedtime reading perhaps. Find it on Bookshop.org: 1Q84 *
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