1Q84

Hardcover, 925 pages

English language

Published Nov. 8, 2011 by Alfred A. Knopf.

ISBN:
9780307593313

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3 stars (19 reviews)

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 …

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1 star

Nareszcie po kilkunastu miesiącach, przeczytałem do końca.

Postaci ciekawie skonstruowane, mają jakąś głębię.

Trochę się zawiodłem przewracając ostatnią kartkę - zawieszenie akcji. Kolejnych tomów raczej nie przeczytam.

Podoba mi się lekki, luźny styl pisania. Ale to książka dość obyczajowa, zawieszona w historii Japonii. Nie porwała mnie.

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