Friday, September 13, 2013

1Q84 - Haruki Murakami

Okish read, begins well, but gets rather boring midway onwards.

Its sort of a fantasy novel, and has far too much of 'magical power of love' as its central theme. Too much for me at any rate, I get easily irritated by lowy dovyness. The first part builds up like a rather tautly written murder mystery, which was what had got me hooked. Unfortunately, the second and third parts don't close out all that neatly, some random fantasy, magic realism, a few murders, and an interminable love story later, I was glad the book was over.

So much for the book, even though I do like Murakami's writing ( or at least its translation)

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