The trailer for Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 is as mysterious as the book itself. I about 100 or so pages in and slowly making my way through this tome (925+ pages depending on the edition you choose). True to Murakami’s style, the things that happen are very strange, and sometimes pretty far-fetched, but his lyrical writing has a way of hooking you into wanting to know what will happen next. There is a meditative quality in reading his work that is very odd. Sort of like being lulled into accepting his alternate version of the world.