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

To be added!

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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