Book One Chapter 23: 青豆:これは何かの始まりに過ぎない Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84

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第23章:青豆:これは何かの始まりに過ぎない

Start Date: 18.04.2021
Previous: Chapter 22
Next: Chapter 24 - last chapter!

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Nooo, not ブン! :sob:

Little people came out of that girl’s body and grew - is this what happens when they grow inside a body? Can they? :scream:

And what’s with that foreshadowing that 青豆 and あゆみ won’t be getting together like this again? I like their combi~ Also, what does this even mean? That they’re not gonna be getting together to hunt men, or that they’re going to be acting solo from here on, or that something is about to happen?

Wait what :joy: I really can’t situate where you are in the story. Everything you just said sounds weird.

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Summary

My name weakness struck again - I don’t even notice while I’m writing these things, but looking over it - I did not mean ふかえり, but the girl in the old lady’s safe house, of course.

There was a scene a couple chapters ago where the madam spent the night in the girls room, and while they both slept, little people came out of the girl’s mouth, grew, and started gathering something, or knitting something…?

This chapter, the dog died, scattered in pieces everywhere, like a bomb had gone off inside his stomach.

Now maybe that’s exactly what happened, but my mind can’t help but search for a connection to the little people everywhere. :sweat_smile:

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A 空気さなぎ, wasn’t it? But anyway, yes, I think they killed the dog with that. I think I remember why, but that might be spoiler.

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