Back again after the holidays for the 後編 of book one of 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami. Another 12 chapters to be read over the next 3 months. I didn’t do too well with consistently reading every week before, but I’ll do my best to keep up this series of threads!
First things first: refer to Hashing out the details for reading Murakami Haruki’s 1Q84 (Intermediate/Advanced Book) for links to the threads of the 前編 for book 1.
We started on a two week per chapter schedule, but decided to speed up towards the end of the 前編, so we will go ahead with a one chapter one week schedule for the next 12 chapters as well.
Book One Chapter 13: 青豆：生まれながらの被害者 Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 14: 天吾：ほとんどの読者がこれまで目にしたことのないものごと Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 15: 青豆：気球に碇をつけるみたいにしっかりと Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 16: 天吾：気に入ってもらえてとても嬉しい Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 17: 青豆：私たちが幸福になろうが、不幸になろうが Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 18: 天吾：もうビッグ・ブラザーの出てくる幕はない Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 19: 青豆：秘密を分かち合う女たち Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 20: 天吾：気の毒なギリアーク人Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
04-04-2021: Chapter 21
11-04-2021: Chapter 22
18-04-2021: Chapter 23
25-04-2021: Chapter 24
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).
Our character's journey so far.
Aomame has an interesting job, assassin of guys who hurt women, and an interesting boss, who I hope to learn a bit more about. Aomame has come to the conclusion that she has somehow landed herself in an alternate reality, running parallel to her own reality… and has pinpointed the moment of divergence to some point before a commune called Akebono got into a huge gunfight with the police. Aomame likes middle aged men with thinning hair, and we left her sitting at a bar with a young female police officer, hoping to entice two men into bed…
Let’s start off with a rough translation of the title:
Chapter 13: Aomame: A victim from birth.
Now, poll time:
- I’m reading along
- I’m still reading book, but I haven’t reached this part yet
- I’ve finished this part
- I’m no longer reading the book