Book One Chapter 19: 青豆:秘密を分かち合う女たち Haruki Murakami's 1Q84

Chapter 19, a week late, my apologies. I was pretty much beat all last week. Still am, but hey, no alarm in the morning!

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.

Thread schedule

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

21-02-2021: Break

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.

I’m a bit behind, so nothing to see here, folks!


Let’s end with a rough translation of the title:

Chapter 19: Aomame: The women who share a secret.

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

0 voters

I had some trouble with this sentence on page 221: あゆみならきっと「ばあっといっちょう派手にやらかしたい」とでも表現するところだろう。I’m sure this says that Ayumi would just go all out and go out, but I’m not getting all the parts. What I settled on: ばあっと as ぱあっと, ‘with energy (of parties and such), enthusiastically, going all out’. いっちょう as 一丁, ‘one game, one task’. The rest is clear enough, but if anyone has heard or seen this before or knows something… :slight_smile:

That aside, story. I am very confused by the little people. This is totally not what I expected them to look like and act. Or come from, haha… And the moons continue to bathe everything in an eerie light… (Anyone else getting persona3 dark hour vibes? :smile: )

I have really no idea where this is going, at all.

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