Five Reasons Why You Should Read 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
1. Everyone should read a Murakami book in their lifetime. He has a very unique way of story-telling, very usual but absolutely brilliant. I’ve read several of his books; they’ve all been very different from one another and anything else I’ve read.
2. They tend to be very cerebral reads. The subject matter often makes you think and he is a master at keeping things hidden.
3. If, like me, you often seem to end up reading books set in either Europe or North America, it’s nice to read some fiction set elsewhere. I believe that all of his books are set in Japan, although there may be a couple of exceptions.
4. He has a very detailed writing style (and has therefore written several hefty volumes), which easily conjures up some fantastically detailed images.
5. The lives of both Aomame and Tengo are cleverly and strangely entwined, the book being somehow both realistic and unrealistic in its portrayal of human lives. The occasional odd event makes it clear that not everything is as it seems.