26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die During a taxi ride, Aomame realizes she is living in a parallel universe. She calls it “1Q84,” which in Japanese is a play on the homophonic letter ‘q’ and the number 9.
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door."
I haven’t read a book this creepy, violent, or disturbing in a long time. A.M. Homes is, quite possibly, the most fearless writer I have ever read and The End of Alice is a book that is both horrifying and beautiful.