Murakami 1Q84 Book Two Chapter 3: 青豆:生まれ方は選べないが、死に方は選べる

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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: 23.05.2021
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This chapter was really something else. Murakami really nailed it here, for me. He always gives such minute descriptions, but the scene with the gun, 青豆’s reaction to it, I felt that.

The careful preparations to be able to leave at any moment, the waiting, it all created such a feeling of suspense for me. And then to finally get to the newspaper article… What an end to a chapter.

To think we have to wait another week to learn more about 青豆’s side of things again. :weary: