For all the Haruki Murakami's fans out there, his much long-awaited new release, 1Q84 would be published in October (Yes, I'm so excited and I'm sure many of you do too!). I also checked out the covers from the UK and US publishers and think that both editions look absolutely gorgeous! What do you think? Which edition would you buy?

(US edition)

Book 1 & 2
(UK edition)

There is another cover for Book 3 under the UK edition so click the link below (Haruki Murakami's site) to view it.

Blurb from Haruki Murakami's site:

The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo.

Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver proposes a solution. She agrees, but as a result of her actions starts to feel increasingly detached from the real world. She has been on a top-secret mission, and her next job will lead her to encounter the apparently 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 affair surrounding a literary prize to which a mysterious seventeen-year-old girl has submitted her remarkable first novel. It seems to be based on her own experiences and moves readers in unusual ways. Can her story really be true?

Both Aomame and Tengo notice that the world has grown strange; both realise that they are indispensable to each other. While their stories influence one another, at times by accident and at times intentionally, the two come closer and closer to intertwining.

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8 Responses
  1. panacea Says:

    I'd get the US edition personally. Can't wait!

  2. Suko Says:

    I think I prefer the first cover. Murakami is an author I'm interested in.

  3. Darlene Says:

    This does sound good! I like the second cover.

  4. Ana S. Says:

    I LOVE the UK cover. And I'm very excited for the book!

  5. joanna Says:

    I'd get the UK one. :-) I didn't know he had a new one coming out - and I am nowhere near done reading everything else of his!!

  6. I think I like the 2nd cover... and I ope you like it too :) Waiting to hear your thoughts.

  7. Julia Says:

    Interesting cover and blurb! You going to have to tell me all about the book, while you reading it though ;)

  8. Harvee Says:

    I like the U.S. cover. The book is mostly about women and one guy - Tengo - so it fits! ...Harvee

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