I'm currently reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, the author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. I had picked up The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle at Cal's Books and after reading it eagerly awaited the release of 1Q84.
The premise of this book is that a woman is somehow transported to another version of 1984 after climbing down an emergency escape. Parallel to this, an aspiring author is rewriting a teen's fantasy novel that seems to mirror some of the perplexing events in the other 1984.
After reading it. . .
I was actually really disappointed by this book. The pace was slow and the more interesting elements of the plot were never focused upon. All in all, the book ended up being about two boring people who were in love and destined to be together. Surprise! They ended up together.