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Murakami's '1Q84' makes big splash in Big Apple

   

NEW YORK — An English translation of the Haruki Murakami novel "1Q84" hit New York bookstore shelves Tuesday, two years after the best-seller was released in Japanese, with some shops holding events to celebrate the arrival and opening their doors at midnight for enthusiastic fans.

At an event Monday evening at Three Lives & Company in Greenwich Village, about 70 people lined up to be the first to buy the book, according to store manager Toby Cox.

Meanwhile, the Word bookstore over in Brooklyn held a "read-a-thon" where fans were encouraged to share their favorite passages from past Murakami books while counting down to the release at midnight.

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Synopsis from wiki here

Makes me wanna pick up my reading habit again. I miss spending time with a good book :) other than work-related books lol

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