Book One Chapter 10: 天吾:本物の血が流れる実物の革命 Haruki Murakami's 1Q84

Hey everybody, only a day late this time… Per the discussion in the main thread, I’ve decided to speed up the book club to 1 chapter a week. This way we can finish the first half of book 1 before the new year. Then we’ll have a short break, and start up again the second half of January.

Now on to the usual business:

Main thread: Hashing out the details for reading Murakami Haruki’s 1Q84 (Intermediate/Advanced Book)

Threads list

Book One Chapter 1: 青豆:見かけにだまされないように Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 2: 天吾:ちょっとした別のアイデア Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 3: 青豆:変更されたいくつかの事実 Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 4: 天吾:あなたがそれを望むのであれば Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 5: 青豆:専門的な技能と訓練が必要とされる職業 Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 6: 天吾:我々はかなり遠くまで行くのだろうか? Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 7: 青豆:蝶を起こさないようにとても静かに Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 8: 天吾:知らないところに行って 知らない誰かに会うHaruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 9: 青豆:風景が変わり、ルールが変わった Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 10: 天吾:本物の血が流れる実物の革命 Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 11: 青豆:肉体こそが人間にとっての神殿である Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 12: 天吾:あなたの王国が私たちにもたらされますように Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84

Warnings (read please!)

This story contains themes of an adult and/or sensitive nature, including cults, sex, murder, and sexual abuse of children, both mentioned, and graphic (though not until Book 2, in the latter case).

第10章:天吾:本物の血が流れる実物の革命
(Very rough) title translation: A revolution of a real thing through which real blood flows

Our character's journey so far. 天吾

Tengo gets invited to visit Fukaeri’s teacher.

Now, poll time:

  • I’m reading along
  • I’m still reading this book, but I haven’t reached this part yet
  • I’ve finished this part
  • I’m no longer reading the book

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I’m still reading the chapter, but I just really liked this part on p. 279: 「『ものごとには必ず二つの側面がある』ーーいい面と、それほど悪くない面の二つです」 :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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I’m not sure I understood all of the intricacies of the commune, but I understood enough for the rest of the story, I think. Ebisuno’s monologue was tough!

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I also found the monologues to be a good bit slower to read!

That commune smells of not good things to me…

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I think we already read about akebono on Aomame’s timeline

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Yeah, we heard about the police raid from two perspectives, but we haven’t learned what exactly happened I think.

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Finished this chapter as well! Took me ages due to reading the new advanced book club pick and also because this chapter was interesting but really slow to read for me…

Anyways, here are some quotes I thought were funny:

やがて旧弊な大型動物が目覚めて身震いするみたいに、ぶるぶるという大げさな音を立てて車両のドアがしまった。電車はようやく心を決めたみたいにゆっくりプラットフォームを離れた。

駅前には店と呼べるほどのものはなく、。。。

黒々として豊な一対の眉毛の間隔が一センチばかり縮まった。(Because how could he possibly fill 1500 pages if he just used 眉を顰める or something :joy_cat:)

On to the penultimate chapter :grin:

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Ooh, you’re almost done with the first book. :eyes:

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