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1Q84 Street Date

If you’re one of the Murakami people out there, Amazon now lists 1Q84 for Oct 25 (though sans cover).

The page count is 928, compared to 1662 for the Japanese trilogy, so looks like this is only volumes 1 and 2, as I suspected.

It’ll be interesting to see how this one stacks up. Murakami can do some interesting stuff when he’s on, but pretty much everything since The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle has been bland. Hope this one is good!



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Perhaps the page count was much shortened in English? Jay Rubin translates the first 2 volumes while Philip Gabriel, the 3rd. Both are credited in the Amazon page.

Or, Japanese characters take up more space than English ones. As the publisher has stated both that it will be in one volume and that nothing will be cut.

Japanese characters take up more space than English ones.The publisher has stated both that it will be in one volume and that nothing will be cut.

I disagree that everything since Wind-up Bird has been bland (Kafka may not be to your liking but it’s hardly bland). We’ll see.

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