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1Q84

By Haruki Murakami
  • Writer : Haruki Murakami
  • Isbn : 0385669445
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Number of Pages : 944
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 994
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : 1q84.pdf

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The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the 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 disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?

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A shape-shifter arrives at Tokyo harbour in human form, set to embark on an unstoppable rampage through the city’s train network… A young woman is accompanied home one night by a reclusive student, and finds herself lured into a flat full of eerie Egyptian artefacts… A man suspects his young wife’s obsession with picnicking every weekend in the city’s parks hides a darker motive… At first, Tokyo appears in these stories as it does to many outsiders: a city of bewildering scale, awe-inspiring modernity, peculiar rules, unknowable secrets and, to some extent, danger. Characters observe their fellow citizens from afar, hesitant to stray from their daily routines to engage with them. But Tokyo being the city it is, random encounters inevitably take place – a naïve book collector, mistaken for a French speaker, is drawn into a world he never knew existed; a woman seeking psychiatric help finds herself in a taxi with an older man wanting to share his own peculiar revelations; a depressed divorcee accepts an unexpected lunch invitation to try Thai food for the very first time… The result in each story is a small but crucial change in perspective, a sampling of the unexpected yet simple pleasure of other people’s company. As one character puts it, ‘The world is full of delicious things, you know.’

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A brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them—and their families—changed forever. “A transcendent, cross-cultural, and cross planetary journey into the mysteries of space and self....Howrey’s expansive vision left me awestruck.”—Ruth Ozeki “Howrey's exquisite novel demonstrates that the final frontier may not be space after all.”—J. Ryan Stradal In an age of space exploration, we search to find ourselves. In four years, aerospace giant Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshihiro Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they’re the crew for the historic voyage by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation ever created. Constantly observed by Prime Space’s team of "Obbers," Helen, Yoshi, and Sergei must appear ever in control. But as their surreal pantomime progresses, each soon realizes that the complications of inner space are no less fraught than those of outer space. The borders between what is real and unreal begin to blur, and each astronaut is forced to confront demons past and present, even as they struggle to navigate their increasingly claustrophobic quarters—and each other. Astonishingly imaginative, tenderly comedic, and unerringly wise, The Wanderers explores the differences between those who go and those who stay, telling a story about the desire behind all exploration: the longing for discovery and the great search to understand the human heart.

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 644
  • Pdf File: 1q84-Тысяча-Невестьсот-Восемьдесят-Четыре-Книга-1-Апрель-июнь.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Главная литературная сенсация нового века, «магнум-опус прославленного мастера» и «обязательное чтение для любого, кто хочет разобраться в японской культуре наших дней», по выражению критиков. Действие книги происходит не столько в тысяча девятьсот восемьдесят четвертом году, сколько в тысяча невестьсот восемьдесят четвертом, в мире, где некоторые видят на небе две луны, где ключом к вечной любви служит Симфониетта Яначека, где полицейских после всколыхнувшей всю страну перестрелки с сектантами вооружили автоматическими пистолетами взамен револьверов, где LittlePeople – Маленький Народец – выходят изо рта мертвой козы и плетут Воздушный Кокон.

The Bookseller's Tale

By Martin Latham
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn Code : 0141991240
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 176
  • Pdf File: the-bookseller-s-tale.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A SPECTATOR AND EVENING STANDARD BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020 'A joy. Each chapter instantly became my favourite' David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas 'Wonderful' Lucy Mangan 'The right book has a neverendingness, and so does the right bookshop.' This is the story of our love affair with books, whether we arrange them on our shelves, inhale their smell, scrawl in their margins or just curl up with them in bed. Taking us on a journey through comfort reads, street book stalls, mythical libraries, itinerant pedlars, radical pamphleteers, extraordinary bookshop customers and fanatical collectors, Canterbury bookseller Martin Latham uncovers the curious history of our book obsession - and his own. Part cultural history, part literary love letter and part reluctant memoir, this is the tale of one bookseller and many, many books. 'If ferreting through bookshops is your idea of heaven, you'll get the same pleasure from this treasure trove of a book' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

1Q84. Тысяча Невестьсот Восемьдесят Четыре. Книга 3. Октябрь–декабрь

By Харуки Мураками
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Isbn Code : 5041501149
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 778
  • Pdf File: 1q84-Тысяча-Невестьсот-Восемьдесят-Четыре-Книга-3-Октябрь-декабрь.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Главная литературная сенсация нового века, «магнум-опус прославленного мастера» и «обязательное чтение для любого, кто хочет разобраться в японской культуре наших дней», по выражению критиков. Действие книги происходит не столько в тысяча девятьсот восемьдесят четвертом году, сколько в тысяча невестьсот восемьдесят четвертом, в мире, где некоторые видят на небе две луны, где ключом к вечной любви служит Симфониетта Яначека, где полицейских после всколыхнувшей всю страну перестрелки с сектантами перевооружили автоматическими пистолетами взамен револьверов, где LittlePeople – Маленький Народец – выходят изо рта мертвой козы и плетут Воздушный Кокон.

Yesterday's Tomorrows

By Pere Gallardo,Elizabeth Russell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1443858773
  • Number of Pages : 410
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 668
  • Pdf File: yesterday-s-tomorrows.pdf

Book Excerpt:

2012 was a year of financial crises and ecological disasters, of endings and forebodings. The world did not end on December 21st as the Mayan calendar predicted, but became the stage for new beginnings, utopian communities, protest groups and solidarity movements. The essays in this book form an intertextual space for negotiating meaningful facts and fictions with an aim to understanding the present. Discussions focus on utopia and dystopia from literature and film, not only within the framework of science fiction but also critical theory, gender politics and social sciences. The authors of these essays are international academics whose interest lies in utopian studies and who attended the 13th International Conference of Utopian Studies, “The Shape of Things to Come”, held in Tarragona, Spain, in 2012.

1Q84. Tredje boken

By Haruki Murakami
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Norstedts
  • Isbn Code : 9113042386
  • Number of Pages : 785
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 900
  • Pdf File: 1q84-tredje-boken.pdf

Book Excerpt:

1Q84. Tredje boken är fortsättningen på Haruki Murakamis största litterära satsning någonsin. Den utmanar vår uppfattning om sanning och tid - och vad som egentligen kan rymmas i en berättelse. Oktober-december 1984. Ushikawa är en erfaren och nitisk utredare som med sitt tålamod och rationella tillvägagångssätt kan spåra nästan vem som helst. När han får i uppdrag att leta rätt på den försvunna Aomame går han sin egen väg och blir allt djupare indragen i den egensinniga och oförutsägbara värld som är 1Q84. Under tiden dras Tengo och Aomame genom osynliga trådar allt närmare varandra, utan att riktigt förstå vad det är som pågår. De två månarna på himlen utövar ett starkt inflytande över dem och tycks styra deras tankar och rörelser. Den magiska men kortvariga beröring de en gång upplevde som barn är efter tjugo år på väg att utveckla ett alldeles eget liv. Murakami blandar Raymond Chandler med Kafka och Alice i Underlandet till någonting helt annorlunda som förnyar romankonsten liksom hos Thomas Pynchon och Don DeLillo fast kanske ännu mer egensinnigt än så. Man får hoppas att han inte anses vara för lekfull för att få Nobelpriset. Johan Dahlbäck, GP

1Q84 세트

By 무라카미 하루키
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 문학동네
  • Isbn Code : 895465732X
  • Number of Pages : 2000
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 282
  • Pdf File: 1q84-세트.pdf

Book Excerpt:

"당신의 하늘에는 몇 개의 달이 떠 있습니까? 전세계 독자가 손꼽아 기다려온 무라카미 하루키 5년 만의 신작 장편소설. 압도적인 이야기의 강렬함, 읽기를 멈출 수 없는 놀라운 흡인력, 이전 작품을 모두 끌어안으면서도 확연한 한 획을 긋는 무라카미 하루키 문학의 결정판!"

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

By Haruki Murakami
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Isbn Code : 0385681844
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 363
  • Pdf File: colorless-tsukuru-tazaki-and-his-years-of-pilgrimage.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since IQ84

1Q84 1

By 무라카미 하루키
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 문학동네
  • Isbn Code : 8954657338
  • Number of Pages : 656
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 972
  • Pdf File: 1q84-1.pdf

Book Excerpt:

당신의 하늘에는 몇 개의 달이 떠 있습니까? 전세계 독자가 손꼽아 기다려온 무라카미 하루키 5년 만의 신작 장편소설. 압도적인 이야기의 강렬함, 읽기를 멈출 수 없는 놀라운 흡인력, 이전 작품을 모두 끌어안으면서도 확연한 한 획을 긋는 무라카미 하루키 문학의 결정판!

1Q84 2

By 무라카미 하루키
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 문학동네
  • Isbn Code : 8954657346
  • Number of Pages : 600
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 303
  • Pdf File: 1q84-2.pdf

Book Excerpt:

"당신의 하늘에는 몇 개의 달이 떠 있습니까? 전세계 독자가 손꼽아 기다려온 무라카미 하루키 5년 만의 신작 장편소설. 압도적인 이야기의 강렬함, 읽기를 멈출 수 없는 놀라운 흡인력, 이전 작품을 모두 끌어안으면서도 확연한 한 획을 긋는 무라카미 하루키 문학의 결정판!"

1Q84 3

By 무라카미 하루키
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 문학동네
  • Isbn Code : 8954657354
  • Number of Pages : 744
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 588
  • Pdf File: 1q84-3.pdf

Book Excerpt:

"당신의 하늘에는 몇 개의 달이 떠 있습니까? 전세계 독자가 손꼽아 기다려온 무라카미 하루키 5년 만의 신작 장편소설. 압도적인 이야기의 강렬함, 읽기를 멈출 수 없는 놀라운 흡인력, 이전 작품을 모두 끌어안으면서도 확연한 한 획을 긋는 무라카미 하루키 문학의 결정판!"

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Enhanced Edition)

By Charles Yu
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Isbn Code : 0307379884
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 382
  • Pdf File: how-to-live-safely-in-a-science-fictional-universe.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This enhanced eBook includes video, audio, photographic, and linked content, as well as a bonus short story. Hear TAMMY talk. Learn the origins of Minor Universe 31. See the TM-31. Take a trip in it. Photos and illustrations appear as hyperlinked endnotes. Video and audio are embedded directly in text. *Video and audio may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details. National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award winner Charles Yu delivers his debut novel, a razor-sharp, ridiculously funny, and utterly touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space–time. Minor Universe 31 is a vast story-space on the outskirts of fiction, where paradox fluctuates like the stock market, lonely sexbots beckon failed protagonists, and time travel is serious business. Every day, people get into time machines and try to do the one thing they should never do: change the past. That’s where Charles Yu, time travel technician—part counselor, part gadget repair man—steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally. When he’s not taking client calls or consoling his boss, Phil, who could really use an upgrade, Yu visits his mother (stuck in a one-hour cycle of time, she makes dinner over and over and over) and searches for his father, who invented time travel and then vanished. Accompanied by TAMMY, an operating system with low self-esteem, and Ed, a nonexistent but ontologically valid dog, Yu sets out, and back, and beyond, in order to find the one day where he and his father can meet in memory. He learns that the key may be found in a book he got from his future self. It’s called How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, and he’s the author. And somewhere inside it is the information that could help him—in fact it may even save his life. Wildly new and adventurous, Yu’s debut is certain to send shock waves of wonder through literary space–time.

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

By Haruki Murakami
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn Code : 0307387623
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 142
  • Pdf File: blind-willow-sleeping-woman.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The twenty-four stories that make up Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman generously express the incomparable Haruki Murakami’s mastery of the form. Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit Murakami’s ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and entertaining.