Murakami 1Q84 Book Two Chapter 9: 青豆:恩寵の代償として届けられるもの

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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: 04.07.2021
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I… honestly expected more action here. 村上 is really keeping us on the hook here. :sob:

Also… Why does everyone want to share their story so badly? I mean, I suppose it makes sense that he’d detail his ailments/problems, so 青豆 can actually attempt to help him, but he shared so much more than that. Also, those 彼ら he mentioned…? Is it just me, or does that sound like it’s possibly connected to the リトルピープル?

We just keep on getting more open questions. :')