2011 Best of Fiction: The Top 25 [SHOWING SLIDE 17 OF 25]
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Kirkus Star
by Haruki Murakami, translated by Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel

If you’re falling out of love with love: True love. Moonlight. Roses. Eternal devotion. The one. Get real, we hear you say. We have no time for such jaded attitudes. We hereby pledge to pluck you from skepticism and reawaken you to the never-ending ability of love to return, again and again. The novel with which you’ll do it is Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84. It is remarkably long, and takes place in two different worlds. But it is deeply, fundamentally romantic.