"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
"Critics have variously likened him to Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Arthur C. Clarke, Don DeLillo, Philip K. Dick, Bret Easton Ellis and Thomas Pynchon - a roster so ill assorted as to suggest Murakami is in fact an original"--New York Times
"[1Q84] may become a mandatory read for anyone trying to get to grips with contemporary Japanese culture... [It is Murakami's] magnum opus."--Japan Times
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--This text refers to the Paperback edition.