Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Book Review: 1Q84

Title: 1Q84
Author: Haruki Murakami
Format: Audible
Reading Dates: Jan 27, 2013 - May 26, 2013
Rating: **1/2

I've decided that's it's one thing if you invest a short bit of time in a book and you end up not liking it. It's altogether another thing when you invest several months and nearly 47 hours of listening and you end up going "Huh?"

I really liked the set up and I was intrigued by the first part of the book. Then it really slowed down, and by the time of the stakeout I was thinking to myself--this is what they always say stakeouts are like--long drawn-out affairs with nothing interesting happening.

I kept hoping that something would happen at the end to clear everything up, but it never did. Someone should have fired Chekhov's gun.

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