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Fall books pick: Haruki Murakami's '1Q84'

September 18, 2011
  • "1Q84" is a novel by Haruki Murakami.
"1Q84" is a novel by Haruki Murakami. (Knopf )

Haruki Murakami's "1Q84" may be the most anticipated novel of the season: an epic undertaking that unfolds across a series of realities, in the space of a single year. Murakami has long been known for his willingness to play with not just form but also with his readers' expectations; in his books, strange things happen, yet are also somehow commonplace.

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