READ ☆ 184 Books 1 2

REVIEW 184 Books 1 2

READ ☆ 184 Books 1 2 à ❰Reading❯ ➻ 184 Books 1 2 Author Haruki Murakami – The year is 1984 and the city is TokyoA young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her She has entered she The year is and the city is TokyoA young ‘uestion mark’ A world that bears a uestion” Meanwhile an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that soon his previously placid life begins to come unraveled A love stor. I'm sad to report that I didn't so much love this book I didn't hate it but felt gypped a bit and I guess that comes from all the hoop la I am however proud that I can now boast that I can read a 900 page book This also means I don't have an excuse not to finish up Ulysses Nuts Anywhoooo I'm going to be direct and list what I didn't love1 TOO LONG This might be a given but after finishing all 900 pages I can safely say that he could have cut it by half Did anything even happen in the last third of the book Not so much2 Lame ending I'm not going to spoil anything but after slogging through 900 pages you expect some fireworks at the end One measly fire cracker even Not so much3 Clunky and wooden language which made for clunky and wooden characters Was it just me or did these seem like Japanese robots versus people I always thought his translators did a brilliant job but I think they missed the mark on this one Maybe the switch from first to third person narrative 4 The Murakami obesssions started to get to me I know he's obsessed with cats lesbian love scenes and the magic of pubic hair but it started to get a little overboard At times the whole book felt like a wet dream of prepubescent boy I didn't hate the book but don't think it at all lives up to his earlier stuff There were certainly moments of brilliance but I would not necessarily recommend it to anyone

Haruki Murakami ✓ 1 READ

Y a mystery a fantasy a novel of self discovery a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s is Haruki Murakami’s most ambitious undertaking yet an instant best seller in his native Japan and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary write. I can't really give this book a proper review seeing as I've only completed 23s of it so far but I FEEL like I've climbed a mountain these past 3 weeks Murakami's prose is spot on as usual and the story itself is completely bizarre and intriguing probably the most heavy magical realism I've read from him so far I really enjoy the dual perspective but I still have so many uestions I doubt from what I've heard that they'll be cleared up in the third volume but I'm still intrigued to read the last part Think I'll take a mini break before doing that though this stuff is heavy going


184 Books 1 2The year is and the city is TokyoA young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her She has entered she realizes a parallel existence which she calls 184 Books PDF or “ is for. 184 is not a good book At allI cannot understand the hype surrounding this book The storyline wasn't bad in itself but184 reads like the fantasy of a sad balding you'll understand ageing man Leaving to one side Murakami's breast obsession and in fact I don't think there's a single female character who's breasts I couldn't give you a detailed account of it was the author's handling of female characters that truly bothered me Aomame the female protagonist an assassin who in her free time prowls around looking for men to have casual sex with Not just any men though; Aomame herself did not know why but ever since the time she was twenty she had been attracted to men with thinning hairRightDo you get the balding thing now Or even revealing; She was dying to run her fingers through the few strands he had leftYes Murakami yes That is absolutely and 100% realistic don't let a bit of thinning hair get you downThat in itself though fine It takes all kinds and Murakami's little fantasy woman is humorous than anything He could have being trying for humor and the book did have me laughing for the first few chapters but the the book progressed the objectionable the author's portrayal of women became until it really really bothered me By the end of book one no curiosity about the 'Little People' or interest in seeing the actual coming together of Tengo and Aomame could compell me to stiff upper lip my way through another volumeTo be fair much of what bothered me with this book could be to a simple clashing of cultures Not even getting into how wrong I found Murakami's handling of the female characters; the male protagonist Tengo was ruined for me when it became clear he was running with his interest in the 17 year old Fuka Eri No matter how much you dig her breasts Tengo and really he creates near odes to them in his head Fuka Eri is a traumatized mentally fragile near mute with the mind of a child Not ok Tengo not okBut then I have read that the age of consent in Japan is what I would consider alarmingly lowMurakami you like breasts and you like to imagine in women a certain way fair play to you we all have our little uirks and you'd be among many but keep it inside next time Please