"1Q84 has a range and sophistication that surpasses anything else in his oeuvre. It is his most achieved novel; an epic in which form and content are neatly aligned... So like Murakami himself, I'll borrow from Orwell: 1Q84 is quite simply doubleplusgood" (Independent on Sunday)
"1Q84 reads like a cross between Stieg Larsson and Roberto Bolaño... In its bones, this novel is a thriller" (Daily Telegraph)
"It is a work of maddening brilliance and gripping originality, deceptively casual in style, but vibrating with wit, intellect and ambition" (Richard Lloyd Parry The Times)
"Which other author can remind you simultaneously of Fyodor Dostoyevsky and JK Rowling, not merely within the same chapter but on the same page? Viewed through the "post-modern" lens, his exemplary blend of a light touch and weighty themes, of high literature and popular entertainment, ticks every box. Posh and pop, sublimity and superficiality, history and fantasy, trash and transcendence: they switch positions and then fuse" (Boyd Tonkin Independent)
'The international bestseller from one of the world's greatest living novelists' - Guardian
Shortlisted for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
From the Back Cover
The year is 1Q84.
This is the real world, there is no doubt about that.
But in this world, there are two moons in the sky.
In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.
Something extraordinary is starting.
'1Q84 has a range and sophistication that surpasses anything else in his oeuvre' Independent on Sunday
'Murakami's towering novel is a work on a par with Don DeLillo's Underworld and Roberto Bolano's 2666' Sunday Times
'Every time you open 1Q84, you get the sensation of falling down the rabbit hole, into a unique and addictive world' Sunday Express
'The novel of the year... such are Murakami's gifts, both in terms of his imagination and his skills as a writer, that the near-magical world he conjures seems real and tangible' Word