Saturday, December 29, 2012

old year's resolution: 1Q84

back in August, i bought 2 books, that actually came as 4,
Julian Barnes' Sense of an Ending, which i finished 3 days after getting it
and Murakami's 1Q84...
the original hard cover novel is something like 900 pages or more,
very ala Infinite Jest
but the lovely paper back,
is divided into three more manageable books,
with colored graphics by Chip Kidd (i wish i had his job...)

today, as my last old year's resolution,
i finally finished the first book, another 2 to go...
but the 'other' and 'this' reality lived by Tengo and Aomame
is worth getting confused by, and yes,
the 1Q84 is a Japanese word-game, and yes,
it has to do with Orwell's 1984... very recommendable so far!

give it a try! and happy 2013...