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1Q84 - signed limited edn in perspex case

Haruki Murakami

Published by Harvill Secker, 2011
ISBN 10: 184655490X / ISBN 13: 9781846554902
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This edition is quite possibly the most sought-after edition of a Murakami work in the world right now - extremely rare (limited to 111 copies worldwide). The front and back covers are printed on Somerset, a 100 percent cotton archival paper, using a Swiss-made 1963 Gietz Art Platen hand-fed letterpress. This limited edition is a collaboration between Simon Rhodes, Kristen Harrison at The Curved House and designer Stefanie Posavec. Text design by Jim Smith. Covers printed by Justin Knopp at Typoretum. Text pages printed and bound by Graphicom, Verona. Contains all 3 books in this trilogy. Synopses : Haruki Murakami is an international phenomenon. When Books One and Two of his masterpiece, "1Q84", were published in Japan, a million copies were sold in one month, and the critical acclaim that ensued was reported all over the globe. Readers were transfixed by the mesmerising story of Aomame and Tengo and the strange parallel universe they inhabit. Then, one year later, to the surprise and delight of his readers, Murakami published an unexpected Book Three, bringing the story to a close. A long-awaited treat for his fans, "1Q84" was also a thrilling introduction to the unique world of Murakami's imagination. This hypnotically addictive novel is a work of startling originality and, as the title suggests, a mind-bending ode to George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four". (The number 9 in Japanese is pronounced like the letter 'Q'). The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo. Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver proposes a solution. She agrees, but as a result of her actions starts to feel increasingly detached from the real world. She has been on a top-secret mission, and her next job will lead her to encounter the apparently superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange affair surrounding a literary prize to which a mysterious seventeen-year-old girl has submitted her remarkable first novel. It seems to be based on her own experiences and moves readers in unusual ways. Can her story really be true? Both Aomame and Tengo notice that the world has grown strange; both realise that they are indispensable to each other. While their stories influence one another, at times by accident and at times intentionally, the two come closer and closer to intertwining. At the close of Book Two of "1Q84", Aomame and Tengo found themselves in perilous situations, threatened and confused. As "1Q84" accelerates towards its conclusion, both are pursued by persons and forces they do not know and cannot understand. As they begin to decipher more about the strange world into which they have slipped, so they sense their destinies converging. What they cannot know is whether they will find one another before they are themselves found. Inspired by George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four", "1Q84" is a magnificent and fully-imagined work of fiction - both a thriller and a moving love-story . It is a world from which the reader emerges stunned and altered. Book Three of "1Q84" is the final volume of Murakami's magnum opus. In Japan, Books One and Two were published on the same day with Book Three following a year later. All three books were received with huge excitement and became instant bestsellers. Bookseller Inventory # 000695

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This deluxe three-volume paperback boxed set--gorgeously designed editions in a see-through case, with a removeable sticker on the shrink wrap packaging--is a collector's item in the making. It beautifully showcases Haruki Murakami's most ambitious novel yet, 1Q84--a love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a dystopia to rival George Orwell's.
The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.
A 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 1Q84---Q is for 'question mark.' A world that bears a question.- 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.
As Aomame's and Tengo's narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector.
An instant bestseller around the world, 1Q84 is a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.

Review:

"A book that . . . makes you marvel, reading it, at all the strange folds a single human brain can hold . . . A grand, third-person, all encompassing meganovel. It is a book full of anger and violence and disaster and weird sex and strange new realities, a book that seems to want to hold all of Japan inside of it . . . Murakami has established himself as the unofficial laureate of Japan--arguably its chief imaginative ambassador, in any medium, to the world: the primary source, for many millions of readers, of the texture and shape of his native country . . . I was surprised to discover, after so many surprising books, that he managed to surprise me again."
--Sam Anderson, "The New York Times Magazine"
"Profound . . . A multilayered narrative of loyalty and loss . . . A fully articulated vision of a not-quite-nightmare world . . . A big sprawling novel [that] achieves what is perhaps the primary function of literature: to reimagine, to reframe, the world . . . At the center of ["1Q84"'s] reality . . . is the question of love, of how we find it and how we hold it, and the small fragile connections that sustain us, even (or especially) despite the odds . . . This is a major development in Murakami's writing . . . A vision, and an act of the imagination."
--David L. Ulin, "Los Angeles Times"
"Murakami is clearly one of the most popular and admired novelists in the world today, a brilliant practitioner of serious, yet irresistibly engaging, literary fantasy . . . Once you start reading "1Q84," you won't want to do much else until you've finished it . . . Murakami possesses many gifts, but chief among them is an almost preternatural gift for suspenseful storytelling . . . Despite its great length, [his] novel is tightly plotted, without fat, and he knows how to make dialogue, even philosophical dialogue, exciting . . . Murakami's novels have been translated into a score of languages, but it would be hard to imagine that any of them could be bette

A "New York Times" Notable Book
A "Washington Post" Best Book of the Year
"Brilliant. . . . An irresistibly engaging literary fantasy. . . . Murakami possesses many gifts, but chief among them is an almost preternatural gift for suspenseful storytelling."
--"The Washington Post"
"A grand, third-person, all encompassing meganovel. It is a book full of anger and violence and disaster and weird sex and strange new realities, a book that seems to want to hold all of Japan inside of it."
--"The New York Times Magazine"
"Bewitching. . . . Part noir crime drama, part love story, and part hallucinatory riff on "1984." . . . You don't know where things are going while you read it, and you can't say exactly where you've been when you're finished, but everything around you looks different somehow. If this is fiction as funhouse, it is very serious fun, and you enter at the risk of your own complacency."
--"Newsweek"
"A magical journey to a parallel world . . . "1Q84" is a love story and a detective story. It's a philosophical novel about the power of storytelling, the nature of reality, and the shifting balance of good and evil. . . . Once the narrative begins to pick up, you have no desire to put the book down."
--"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
"A weirdly gripping page-turner. . . . Its tonal register--as if serving as an antidote to the unsettling world it presents--is consistently warmhearted, secretly romantic, and really quite genial."
--Charles Baxter, "The New York Review of Books"
" "
"Fascinating. . . . More than any author since Kafka, Murakami appreciates the genuine strangeness of our real world, and he's not afraid to incorporate elements of surrealism or magical realism as tools to help us see ourselves for who we really are. . . . A tremendous accomplishment. It does every last blessed thing a masterpiece is supposed to--and a few things we never even knew to expect."
--"The San Francisco Chronicle"
" "
"Magnificent in many ways, a work of the imagination that defies description. . . . An immersive experience, one that will leave readers wondering what is real and what is imagined."
--"Pittsburgh Tribune-Review"
" "
"[A] Japanese novel set in Tokyo in which the words 'sushi' and 'sake' never appear but there are mentions of linguine and French wine, as well as Proust, Faye Dunaway, "The Golden Bough," Duke Ellington, Macbeth, Churchill, JanAEek, Sonny and Cher, and, given the teasing title, George Orwell? . . . This is Murakami's unflagging and masterful take on the desire and pursuit of the Whole."
--Paul Theroux, "Vanity Fair"
"Profound. . . . A multilayered narrative of loyalty and loss. . . . A big sprawling novel [that] achieves what is perhaps the primary function of literature: to reimagine, to reframe, the world. . . . A vision, and an act of the imagination."
--"Los Angeles Times"
" "
"The international literary giant at his uncanny, mesmerizing best. . . . Translation is at the center of what Murakami does; not a translation from one tongue to another, but the translation of an inner world into this, the outer one. Very few writers speak the truths of that secret, inner universe more fluently."
--"Salon"
" "
""1Q84" is one of those books that disappear in your hands, pulling you into its mysteries with such speed and skill that you don't even notice as the hours tick by. . . . Magical. . . . Its enigmatic glow makes the world seem a little strange long after you turn the last page. Grade: A."
--"Entertainment Weekly"
" "
"Two moons--two worlds--a girl with--900 pages--"1Q84" is a gorgeous festival of words arranged for maximum comprehension and delicious satisfaction."
--Alan Cheuse, NPR
"["1Q84"] is fundamentally different from its predecessors. . . . What the writer has laid down is a yellow brick road. It passes over stretches of deadly desert, to be sure, through strands of somniferous poppies, and past creatures that hurl their heads, spattering us with spills of kinked enigma. But the destination draws us: We crave it, and the craving intensifies as we go along." --"The Boston Globe"
"Voracious visionary Haruki Murakami's "1Q84" mixes down-the-rabbit-hole fantasy with out-there science fiction for a superhefty but accessible adventure." --"Elle"
"Powerful . . . . His most ambitious novel yet. . . . An unstoppably readable, deeply moving love story that cements Murakami's reputation as a uniquely compassionate and imaginative novelist who's among the leading voices of his global generation."
--"The Christian Science Monitor"
" "
"["1Q84"] is generous in the way that Philip Roth is generous: you get the feeling that everything Murakami has thought, and felt, and experienced, is out there on the page. Nothing gets held back, not even the uglines--especially the ugliness. . . . It's the kind of risky storytelling that writers of my generation are often too scared to try."
--Charles Baxter, "The Millions'" "A Year in Reading"
"Mesmerizing. . . . Take the time to get carried away, and time itself--as well as the way you think about how you spend yours--will take on new dimensions. It's a mind-blowing experience. Great novels always are."
--"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"
"Extraordinarily ambitious. . . . Beguiling and ridiculously entertaining. . . . Murakami has created the big, beautiful book so many people have been waiting for. . . . We got our hopes up--and he didn't let us down."
--"The Kansas City Star"
" "
"A huge novel in every sense . . . putting it down is not an option. . . . The reader who steps into its time flow only reluctantly comes ashore."
--"New York Daily News"
" "
"[A] masterwork. . . . [Murakami has] crafted what may well become a classic literary rendering of pre-2011 Japan. . . . Orwell wrote his masterpiece to reflect a future dystopia through a Cold War lens. . . . Similarly, Murakami's "1Q84 "captures attitudes and circumstances that characterize Japanese life before the March earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster. Reading "1Q84," one can't help but sense already how things have changed."
--"Cleveland Plain Dealer"

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
-Brilliant. . . . An irresistibly engaging literary fantasy. . . . Murakami possesses many gifts, but chief among them is an almost preternatural gift for suspenseful storytelling.-
--The Washington Post
-A grand, third-person, all encompassing meganovel. It is a book full of anger and violence and disaster and weird sex and strange new realities, a book that seems to want to hold all of Japan inside of it.-
--The New York Times Magazine
-Bewitching. . . . Part noir crime drama, part love story, and part hallucinatory riff on 1984. . . . You don't know where things are going while you read it, and you can't say exactly where you've been when you're finished, but everything around you looks different somehow. If this is fiction as funhouse, it is very serious fun, and you enter at the risk of your own complacency.-
--Newsweek
-A magical journey to a parallel world . . . 1Q84 is a love story and a detective story. It's a philosophical novel about the power of storytelling, the nature of reality, and the shifting balance of good and evil. . . . Once the narrative begins to pick up, you have no desire to put the book down.-
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
-A weirdly gripping page-turner. . . . Its tonal register--as if serving as an antidote to the unsettling world it presents--is consistently warmhearted, secretly romantic, and really quite genial.-
--Charles Baxter, The New York Review of Books

-Fascinating. . . . More than any author since Kafka, Murakami appreciates the genuine strangeness of our real world, and he's not afraid to incorporate elements of surrealism or magical realism as tools to help us see ourselves for who we really are. . . . A tremendous accomplishment. It does every last blessed thing a masterpiece is supposed to--and a few things we never even knew to expect.-
--The San Francisco Chronicle

-Magnificent in many ways, a work of the imagination that defies description. . . . An immersive experience, one that will leave readers wondering what is real and what is imagined.-
--Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

-[A] Japanese novel set in Tokyo in which the words 'sushi' and 'sake' never appear but there are mentions of linguine and French wine, as well as Proust, Faye Dunaway, The Golden Bough, Duke Ellington, Macbeth, Churchill, Janaeek, Sonny and Cher, and, given the teasing title, George Orwell? . . . This is Murakami's unflagging and masterful take on the desire and pursuit of the Whole.-
--Paul Theroux, Vanity Fair
-Profound. . . . A multilayered narrative of loyalty and loss. . . . A big sprawling novel [that] achieves what is perhaps the primary function of literature: to reimagine, to reframe, the world. . . . A vision, and an act of the imagination.-
--Los Angeles Times

-The international literary giant at his uncanny, mesmerizing best. . . . Translation is at the center of what Murakami does; not a translation from one tongue to another, but the translation of an inner world into this, the outer one. Very few writers speak the truths of that secret, inner universe more fluently.-
--Salon

-1Q84 is one of those books that disappear in your hands, pulling you into its mysteries with such speed and skill that you don't even notice as the hours tick by. . . . Magical. . . . Its enigmatic glow makes the world seem a little strange long after you turn the last page. Grade: A.-
--Entertainment Weekly

-Two moons--two worlds--a girl with--900 pages--1Q84 is a gorgeous festival of words arranged for maximum comprehension and delicious satisfaction.-
--Alan Cheuse, NPR
-[1Q84] is fundamentally different from its predecessors. . . . What the writer has laid down is a yellow brick road. It passes over stretches of deadly desert, to be sure, through strands of somniferous poppies, and past creatures that hurl their heads, spattering us with spills of kinked enigma. But the destination draws us: We crave it, and the craving intensifies as we go along.- --The Boston Globe
-Voracious visionary Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 mixes down-the-rabbit-hole fantasy with out-there science fiction for a superhefty but accessible adventure.- --Elle
-Powerful . . . . His most ambitious novel yet. . . . An unstoppably readable, deeply moving love story that cements Murakami's reputation as a uniquely compassionate and imaginative novelist who's among the leading voices of his global generation.-
--The Christian Science Monitor

-[1Q84] is generous in the way that Philip Roth is generous: you get the feeling that everything Murakami has thought, and felt, and experienced, is out there on the page. Nothing gets held back, not even the uglines--especially the ugliness. . . . It's the kind of risky storytelling that writers of my generation are often too scared to try.-
--Charles Baxter, The Millions' -A Year in Reading-
-Mesmerizing. . . . Take the time to get carried away, and time itself--as well as the way you think about how you spend yours--will take on new dimensions. It's a mind-blowing experience. Great novels always are.-
--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
-Extraordinarily ambitious. . . . Beguiling and ridiculously entertaining. . . . Murakami has created the big, beautiful book so many people have been waiting for. . . . We got our hopes up--and he didn't let us down.-
--The Kansas City Star

-A huge novel in every sense . . . putting it down is not an option. . . . The reader who steps into its time flow only reluctantly comes ashore.-
--New York Daily News

-[A] masterwork. . . . [Murakami has] crafted what may well become a classic literary rendering of pre-2011 Japan. . . . Orwell wrote his masterpiece to reflect a future dystopia through a Cold War lens. . . . Similarly, Murakami's 1Q84 captures attitudes and circumstances that characterize Japanese life before the March earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster. Reading 1Q84, one can't help but sense already how things have changed.-
--Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Title: 1Q84 - signed limited edn in perspex case
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
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Edition: 1st Edition

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