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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
1Q84

cominguplray, January 21, 2013

Murakami weaves an intricate story with memorable characters and lots of strange goings-on in 1Q84. After finishing the book, I am still not quite sure how to describe what happened in it, even though it took Murakami over 900 pages to get the story across. The book is a conundrum of emotions and genres, and never quite fits into any kind of category. It is at once romantic, suspenseful, nonsensical, moving, eye-opening, and perfectly reasonable. I enjoyed it immensely, and eagerly anticipated what would next happen, what the characters would do, and how the world in which they live would continue to surprise us all. My only complaint is that I wish I could continue with the story and see how things unfolded after the book's end.
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
1Q84

cominguplray, January 21, 2013

Murakami weaves an intricate story with memorable characters and lots of strange goings-on. After finishing the book, I am still not quite sure how to describe what happened in it, even though it took Murakami over 900 pages to get the story across. The book is a conundrum of emotions and genres, and never quite fits into any kind of category. I enjoyed it immensely, and eagerly anticipated what would next happen, what the characters would do, and how the world in which they live would continue to surprise us all. My only complaint is that I wish I could continue with the story and see how things unfolded after the book's end.
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale

cominguplray, November 12, 2012

This is one of my favorite books. It is gripping, vivid, exciting, frightening, and full of human spirit. The story follows a woman in an ultra-religious and oppressive future society in which leaders are panicking and dissenters are silenced quickly. She struggles to make sense of the world, longs for the past, and endeavors to return to some semblance of the life she knew before the world went mad. It was a book that I couldn't put down, full of imagery and emotion, and one that I could read over and over again.
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Five Quarters of the Orange (P.S.) by Joanne Harris
Five Quarters of the Orange (P.S.)

cominguplray, November 12, 2012

I really liked this book. It is a bit slow-moving, but the steady pace allows for such a rich development of all the characters and a vivid portrayal of the settings. The story delves into the past of the main character and covers different time periods. It definitely has a few surprises, and truly had me engrossed with the plight of Framboise, the protagonist. It is really well-written, and is a great book in which to lose yourself.
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Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, by Donovan Hohn
Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools,

cominguplray, November 12, 2012

This was a delightful and adventurous romp around the globe following the path of 30,000 rubber duckies that were lost from a cargo ship in a storm in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. What I thought was going to be an intense look at ocean currents and the environmental impact of such an event, turned out to be a look at every part of this story, from the factory in China that makes the toys to the beachcombers in every part of the world who scour the shores for treasures to the studies of currents in both the Atlantic and Pacific to the author's trip through the Northwest Passage. It was a great and entertaining read, and one that I would definitely recommend
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