1Q84 (2011) by Haruki Murakami is the first book in quite a while that I’ve started and failed to finish. The book bored me. I stopped caring about the characters and it just became a hard slog. At over 900 pages the book looks like something that could have used a stronger editor. It must be hard to tell a famous author that their book plods along though. On Amazon it’s interesting to see that it only rates about ⅗ which is poor for a book by an author with a sizable fan base.
I’ve read and enjoyed other Murakami books but this one left me cold.


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