1Q84 is a very good book by Haruki Murakami. However as you read it, it gets more and more disturbing. It's certainly the most unusual book I've read in a long time. Basically it's about a female assassin and a writer and a young woman who fled from a cult in Japan set in a world that's not quite the world we, or they recognise. Murakami is an excellent writer, one of the sort of people who could write about someone preparing a cup of tea and make it fascinating. When creating such an imaginative story as this then you really get drawn in.
Haven't had much luck with book choices lately. The last 3 I've tried have not held my attention, including an A. Lee Martinez one. I usually really enjoy his books but Emperor Mollusk and the Sinister Brain just didn't do it for me.
“It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees:
Would love the Graveyard book shirt on the site but its sold out Reading Jasper FForde The Fourth Bear
'Dead tree technology! Information that , if carefully stored , would last for millennia! And no batteries required.' Terry Pratchett 'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.' Ray Bradbury (RIP)
Okay, bit of a catch-up. Amongst other things, I have read the latest Laundry book by Charles Stross, The Apocalypse Codex. And I read a book on micronations.
Yami: Wanna play a game? Ushio: What sort of game- Yami: First one to die loses! Ushio: ... Yami: Look! the Queen of Spades! Ushio: What does that do- Yami: You lose! Ushio: *falls* UAHHHHHHHHH! -YuGiOh Season Zero Abridged