Non-sleeping thread


#1

How’s everyone’s lack of sleep going? I just finished 1Q84 which was not very good, just 1000 pages of very little. Some really nice parts that should stick in the brain. Glad I finished it

Wbu


#2

Sleeping ok at the moment, although we’re never in bed early enough. I loved 1Q84 though fwiw.


#3

had an absolute shit nights sleep last night. lots on at work and couldn’t switch off, it’s been a while since i slept so badly.


#4

No spoilers please: is the third part 1Q84 any good? Recently finished the first two parts. Thought it started brilliantly, was really enjoying it and then it seemed to tail off a bit when the weird stuff started happening. Do I continue?


#5

Yes. I loved part 3


#6

3rd part tails off even worse tbh


#7

Right.


#8

I neither love part 3 nor does it tail off further. (I can’t remember)


#9

1Q84 (parts 1-2) is the book that made me finally kick the murakami habit.

Dreadful stuff.


#10

Full disclosure. I am a fan of Brooklyn 99, How I Met Your Mother, Kate Tempest, and Elbow. Please take my opinion with a pinch of salt.


#11

Well i will say that if you didnt like the weird stuff, it does work it’s way back to being quite conventional.


#12

Did you like it to start with? I thought it was great for a while. Then it just got a bit much, even for Murakami. Like the whole story was pinned on these tenuous assumptions about some total batshit stuff.


#13

Thank you. This is helpful. (FAO @Balonz)


#14

I enjoyed the writing style, of course. And there are some really vivid descriptions that form pleasing pictures in the brain: he’s good at that shit, ain’t he?

BUT it just didn’t seem to gel at all. Like some murakami knock-off was chucking all the dozens of murakami tropes at an overlong story and hoping it would stick together somehow. Felt like I’d read it all before.


#15

Hmm… not seen it, shit, worse than shit, pretty great. Mixed bag there. Probably a small pinch required.


#16

Aye, true. It’s peak Murakami, which is a good and bad thing.