1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Doctor Worm Reviews

I’d been wanting to read Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84for months when I finally bought it, on impulse, in paperback at Barnes and Noble. My proximity to the book was my downfall–it’s huge. It’s 1184 pages long (matching the title, but only in the English language edition. In Japan, the book was originally published as a trilogy. I have no idea why the English language edition collapsed all three books into one volume). And I love big books. I love the feeling that I have a book that will never end, that I can get really, deeply lost in the pages, that I will be able to pick it up again and again and be consumed by language for weeks. Kindle edition be damned–the reassuring weight of a gigantic book lets you know that you’ll have time to dream, absorb, leave, return, ruminate, sip coffee, walk the dog, stare at the…

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