I'll write down my thoughts about it later but what better way to celebrate than with a "Murakami meal", aubergines with ponzu, soy beans and rice.
@jk どうもありがとうございます！It was probably a crazy thing to do, especially when I started, but it did pay off for me.
@Eidon I started reading after three years of study, so don't wait that long please ^_^
@jk Initially it took me more than half an hour to read a page. So unless you're a bit obsessive like me, it is entirely understandable that you didn't continue.
I like Jay Rubin's translation (first 2 books) very much, but a lot still gets lost, I've written a few posts about it. Because I've lived with this book for so long it's hard to be objective. I obviously liked it well enough to keep going for nearly 6 years, but I think I like "Kafka on the shore" better.
@jk That said, I think this book has more depth than any of his other novels I've read, except maybe the "Wind-up bird chronicle", which has a lot of historical depth. In a non-obvious way, 1Q84 has many references to Japanese culture, as well as other literary references etc. There is a lot in it.