I loved the anime, which is why I want to read it. As long as @Naphthalene joins me I’m sure it’ll be great.
Yep, the third book is kinda … weird. And overdone. But I loved to read it in the German translation - the language was so rich and beautiful, the translator had done an awesome job! Now the first part of the first book is sitting on my shelf, waiting for me to become a little bit more proficient in reading
Also, last summer I visited that playground…
Seriously? It’s a real place?
Could you see the moon from there?
Yes, it is in Koenji. This page features a picture of it: https://murakamipilgrimage.com/1q84/
Sadly, I was only there in the daytime so I could not see the moon(s)…
And so it begins!
Hah! I fooled myself! I though “oh, we do the discussion in a separate thread and use this as home base”, clicked it and though: “WOW! 189 comments already!!!”… then…realized it was just a link to first post of this thread… ^^; (Didn’t know we could hit the link in the link and get returned back, hehe )
I need to go to bed… no, really, it’s !am and I am quite tiered… err… 1 am XD goes to bed
Ha, just bought the book. Was kind of scary, using a shady proxy and entering a credit card, but hey, live dangerously! I hope I’m not too late for the show
I have been going over the first chapter, and while I get the gist, some of the sentences or constructs just don’t make a lot of sense. (And the kindle dictionary is pretty shitty at finding things, so that doesn’t help)
Don’t be afraid to ask about stuff you don’t understand in the discussion thread:
Hope you like the book.
That must have been Amazon.jp?
I didn’t have to do anything shady to buy the ebook from Ebook Japan
Yeah, that was shady amazon. I wanted to try whether I can get the book onto my old kindle (yes it works, I wasn’t really expecting that!)
Chapter 2 is here!
Could you add the link to the OP as well? Thank you!
Done, thanks for the reminder!
By “next week”, do you mean tomorrow?
Just bought the 時をかける少女 ebook and really excited to join the club (even though I have some catching up to do!) Looking forward to joining the discussion soon
Welcome! It’s never too late to start!
You can still ask any questions in the threads dedicated to each chapter - a lot of us still have every thread set to ‘watching’
As promised, here is a poll to decide whether or not we’ll speed up again. If at least two thirds of (relevant) voters want to speed up, that’s what we’ll do. Since I’m creating this poll a bit later than expected, I’m only going to keep it open for a few days.
- Continue pace of two chapters a week for the rest of the book
- Switch to pace of three chapters a week starting in week 8 (January 12th)
- Either pace is fine
- I’m not reading the book but like to click polls