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The year is and the city is TokyoA young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her She has entered she realizes a parallel existence which she calls 184 Books PDFEPUB “ is for “If you can't understand it without an explanation you can't understand it with an explanation”An oft repeated phrase throughout the first two books of what has been described as Haruki Murakami's magnum opus by an overly enthusiastic reviewer desperate to get a uote on the cover of the book and one that obviously works as a message to the reader confused by the lack of explanation for events throughout the novelBeing only two thirds through the novel at this stage I cannot provide a full response to the text I would have preferred to buy each book individually for psychological reasons than anything the size of this novel is intimidating but this is the year of reading big books and so I finally built up the courage to tackle 805 pages and such is the casual and playful nature of Murakami's prose in this instance that I hardly noticed how heavy the book itself was “Things like this don't happen all that often in one lifetime This is the magnificent world of a picaresue novel Just brace yourself and enjoy the smell of evil We're shooting the rapids And when we go over the falls let's do it together in grand style” Murakami is constantly drawing attention to the tools of a writer the act of reading and the conventions of both but not in the obnoxious way that it seems most contemporary literary sensations seem to revel in His passion for his chosen profession is what shines through the most his adoration for Dickens Orwell Chekov etc rather than a simple and gratuitous aping of what has come before I am nothing I’m like someone who’s been thrown into the ocean at night floating all alone I reach out but no one is there I call out but no one answers I have no connection to anything” On face value 184 is an exact replica of his other works and at the same time nothing at all like what has come before He touches on the same themes in true uentin Tarantino fashion his sexual fetish is made obvious the bleeding together of reality and fantasy the dislocated lives of his protagonists but most prominent is the fact that this is his most romantic work since Norwegian Wood that special kind of magical and tortured romance you seem to only find in the novels of Haruki Murakami “Wasn't it better if they kept this desire to see each other hidden within them and never actually got together That way there would always be hope in their hearts That hope would be a small yet vital flame that warmed them to their core a tiny flame to cup one's hands around and protect from the wind a flame that the violent winds of reality might easily extinguish” A lot has been made of the length massive and the fact that there's so much repetition of basic information but beyond some mild irritation I can't say I really noticed I freuently realised that I was X number of pages in and not much had actually happened plot development was minimal or the direction was vague but these are not bad things when part of a story told by Haruki Murakami especially one told in such vivid detail I'm very much looking forward to finding out if anything gets resolved if anything starts to make any sense at all if the star crossed lovers find happiness what exactly it is that the Little People have planned and the answers to any number of other fascinating and intriguing uestions that have been posed throughout but then if the general theme so far is anything to go by perhaps I will be pondering the meaning for many years to come“It is not that the meaning cannot be explained But there are certain meanings that are lost forever the moment they are explained in words”Book 3 Review

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184 Books 1 2‘uestion mark’ A world that bears a uestion” Meanwhile an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that soon his previously placid life begins to come unraveled A love story I did it I finished parts 1 and 2 Now on to part 3 then I'll write a review about the whole thing