Auster’s book is good old postmodern classic. Detective story playing with identities – e.g. the main fictional character meets with the real life author…
Cotterill places his dective story in Laos. Somehow the dialogue and plot do not seem realistic in the context of 1970s communist Laos.
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.