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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2015, 09:24:59 PM »
Yeah!! I'm excited to see how they come together too!

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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2015, 10:49:27 AM »
What did you all think of the hotel bar scene? I thought it was still pretty male gaze-y even though it is from aomama's perspective.

Oh! And I thought it was funny he mentioned a bald census. Is it in the Windup Bird Chronicle where she is counting bald men?

Are we aiming for 200 by April 17?

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« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2015, 06:37:15 PM »
Eh?

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« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2015, 05:26:32 AM »
Yeah I can do it!

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« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2015, 07:26:37 AM »
Woohoo!

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« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2015, 07:19:14 PM »
How do you all like the book so far? I got all the way up to page 450!

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« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2015, 10:06:33 PM »
Wow! I'm on like 217. I think it is great so far. And I'm happy to at least see the beginning of the Aomame/Tengo connection. I still feel the Aomame sex stuff is a little male gaze-ish, but I trust Murakami enough to ride it out and give him the benefit of the doubt for now.

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« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2015, 04:30:51 PM »
Page 475! Anyone else still in? Whoa, it is getting crazy.

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« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2015, 12:47:20 PM »
I'm on page 600 something! I really like it, can't give too much away though!

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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2015, 03:22:32 PM »
Haha,are we just gonna wait til we are either at the same place or til we're both done and then talk?

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« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2015, 10:43:03 AM »
I'm still around page 200-something :( I definitely fell off on this one. I'll try and catch up!

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« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2015, 10:43:36 AM »
It picks up! I think you can catch up!

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« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2015, 04:47:13 AM »
I finished it like a couple weeks ago. The male gaze-y stuff definitely lessens. I was pretty entertained throughout. What page is everyone on?

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« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2015, 04:08:49 PM »
880 something!

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« Reply #39 on: August 24, 2015, 02:57:41 PM »
I just finished it! Ahhhh!

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« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2015, 09:47:40 AM »
I just finished reading this.  Finishing the book feels like waking up from a long dream I'll probably forget in a few hours.  Carl Jung was obviously an influence, and the book had a strong mythic, dream-like quality to it, while still maintaining a solid groundedness in its way.  It definitely takes a master novelist to maintain that for 1150 pages.  While reading it I could feel the story working on me on a really deep archetypal level, like any good fantasy novel, but I still don't really get it.  Anybody have any interpretations?

Also, how does it compare to Murakami's other books?  This is the first I've read by him.

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« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2015, 10:47:01 AM »
That'd a great way to describe finishing the book!  I don't know if I "get" it either. I think you could definitely be right that it's kind of a subconscious thing it does to you. It is one of the more amazing love stories I've read I think

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« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2015, 10:48:06 AM »
And I think this is pretty comparable to the style of his other books. You should really read Windup Bird Chronicle

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Re: 1Q84
« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2015, 01:54:12 PM »
I'm gonna dive head first in there with ya!
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