Murakami’s mystical thriller is captivating, although ending is a bit anticlimatic. 1Q84 seems to refer to both notorious Japanese sect (Aum Shinrikyo) and Orwell’s famous book. Murakami sprinkles book with litterary references and quotes, as he often does. Anyway, one has to be careful when listening Janacek’s Sinfonietta.
Story about creation and rise of Twitter. Entertaining story-telling and focuses much on relations between the key people behind the company. Surprising how Twitter’s success was in a way so accidental and so quick.
Several books have tried to capture what Indonesia is and what is going on there. Indonesia Etc. one of the better ones, best I have read so far, and its fun to read too. The book is written during months-long trip through Indonesia and it manages to reveal complexities of Indonesian society while listening to stories of people encountered during the trip.