Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge 2012

Thanks to everyone who joined the Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge for 2011. It was so great to see people all over the world reading Murakami. I know I still have several Murakami stories that I'd like to read, or re-read, so are YOU ready to keep reading too?

Friday, 9 December 2011

1Q84 - What's the verdict?

Original title: 1Q84 (ichi-kyu-hachi-yon)
Longlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize.
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.