Joining the Japanese Literature Challenge
July 12, 2011 8 Comments
Japanese Literature Challenge
I’m joining the Japanese Literature Challenge, organised by Dolce Bellezza.
The requirements are simple: read at least one book between June 1, 2011 and January 30, 2012. Well, I’ve been wanting to read 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. This has been out in the Netherlands since last year, and I, self proclaimed Murakami fan, haven’t even looked at it. I guess the size (3 chunky books) was stopping me. No longer, I will read this! I will!
What is 1Q84 about?
(I had to look this up)
Description of the first book from bol.com (Dutch online bookstore, translated by me):
“1Q84 is the thrilling story of Aomame and Tengo. Aomame is a fitness instructor and murderer. Tengo is a teacher of mathematics and commits fraude. At first sight they have nothing in common but as the story progresses it becomes clear that their paths crossed a long time ago and it looks like this is going to happen again. But how? Aomame falls into a parallel world that she calls 1Q84.”
Parallel worlds? I love it! Reminds me of Hard-Boiled Wonderland or the End of the World by the same writer.
So, 1Q84 is what I’ll be reading for the Japanese Literature Challenge.
How about you? Will you join in too?