November 2011 Indie Next List
“A triple dose of classic Murakami, this new mega-novel takes us out of Orwell's 1984 and into the parallel world that our hero dubs 1Q84. A mysterious woman, a plagiarizing writer, and a beautiful dyslexic drive this tale of dystopian intrigue. Originally published in Japan as three books, the tale is combined here into one large volume. While the size of the tome is daunting, Murakami's spectacular prose and fantastic imagination carry the reader through brilliantly.”
— Rebekah Rine, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS
Divided into two books of twenty-four chapters each, following the structure of The Well-Tempered Key from Bach, the novel -his first long run work since Kafka on the Shore- is a compendium of the best Murakami: a prodigious imagination tinged with a delicate sense of humor; lonely and hurt people but driven by universal longings, and rarefied atmosphere, laden with sensuality and violence of stunning beauty.