I received my copy of Books 1 and 2 of Murakami’s 1Q84 in the post today:

(Yes, I photographed the cover and then played around with the image on my computer.)

I do hope to review 1Q84 here, but it might take a while. (That said, I read Norwegian Wood within one night.)

On another note, Julian Barnes finally won the Man Booker Prize for The Sense of an Ending tonight after having been shortlisted three times previously. I have not read anything by him, although I have been meaning to tackle Flaubert’s Parrot for a long time.