Murakami 1Q84 Book Two Chapter 2: 天吾:魂のほかには何も持ち合わせていない

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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: 16.05.2021
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Yeah, I did not remember 天吾’s last name at all. I was very confused for a minute there. :joy:

I found the way 牛河 was described really interesting! What a peculiar little man. I can’t think of that 団体 he mentioned as any other than the one wreaking havoc on 青豆’s side of things, but that’s her side, not this.

It really feels like something big is coming, all these happenings just keep piling up.

(I’m a fan. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:)

I’m not a fan of how much I looked up this chapter. 88 words, more than double my average in the last book. :dizzy_face:

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I also found that character really interesting… and I shouldn’t say more I guess.

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