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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.. Murakami has been stirring magic, fantasy, good story telling and popular culture for a while now, and this one is a doozy. No, it’s not Nabakov, but it’s big enough to keep a door propped open, and blow your mind.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"At age 62, three decades into his career, Murakami has established himself as the unofficial laureate of Japan — arguably its chief imaginative ambassador, in any medium, to the world: the primary source, for many millions of readers, of the texture and shape of his native country."

The New York Times

"Two weeks ago, Haruki Murakami was widely rumored to be among the front-runners for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He didn’t win — this year. But Murakami is clearly one of the most popular and admired novelists in the world today, a brilliant practitioner of serious, yet irresistibly engaging, literary fantasy."

The Washington Post

Author bio: Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (944 pp. Underterritory: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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