I picked up a copy of Murakami’s novel 1Q84 at Hong Kong Airport a couple of months ago, but with 925 pages it’s taking me a while to read it (I’m on page 467 right now).
The style of the first few lines caught my attention and I decided to buy it. It’s amazing how much you can learn about a new novel by reading the first couple of paragraphs, and I’m very glad I bought it. My guess based on the first paragraph was correct – it’s a great novel.
The story about Tengo and Aomame is slowly developing, with a great deal of mystery weaved into the plot. In fact, I’m still not sure exactly what kind of novel it is, which makes it very intriguing to read.
We’ll see how long it takes me to finish it.