I was reading this as part of a readalong last January. I think I am the only one to have finished it.
In mid-February, I posted about completing Book Two and though curious how it would end for Tengo and GreenPeas, I was doubtful that I would ever return to it.
But I did! Blame it all on being curious about it and knowing I had invested so much time on it already AND so many of you liked it … I am most proud of myself for completing a chunkster. In fact, it gave me the courage to tackle King’s 11/22/63 (review of that coming soon.)
But back to 1Q84… Perhaps I was in a bad mood for this. Or maybe it was too long? or it’s possible that Murakami and I just are not meant to get along.
I was bored most of the book. I was annoyed that the loose ends never tied up. I was only ‘hohum’ about the ending. And despite you all telling me that ____(insert another HM title)____ is awesome and I really should try to read ____(something else by HM)______, I don’t think I ever will.
There are just too many books in the world I want to read and I am a tiny bit upset that I wasted my time on this one.
At least I can say, “I read 1Q84.”
Two slices of moon pie. (Again, two stars in goodreads.com means ‘it was OK.’ NOT that it stunk. You might love it – many people have.)
Sam Still Reading loved it. So did Ti of Book Chatter. Check here for other book blogger reviews courtesy of Fyrefly’s Search.