Book One Chapter 24: 天吾:ここではない世界であることの意味はどこにあるのだろう Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84

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Content Warnings

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).

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Start Date: 25.04.2021
Previous: Chapter 23
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This book managed to pull me in so much more than the first half of book 1. I loved the little details that slowly built a connection between our two protagonists, and getting to know them better.

Chapter spoilers

In this chapter specifically, I really enjoyed 天吾’s interactions with his 年上のガールフレンド, and ふかえり’s tape. He finally took a bit of a stand with 小松 by not telling him about it, too. :slight_smile:

I wonder what effect his talk about the book he’s writing with his girlfriend will have on what he writes, or how he writes, if any. Hopefully she keeps pestering him so we find out more about that, too!

If he uses that book to rewrite the past to his liking… are these changes all things he wishes would have happened? How is he connected to them…?


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