Gold Fame Citrus

Yes, I allready found my next book ๐Ÿ™‚ it is Gold Fame Citrus written by Claire Waye Watkins. It is a novel about a dystopian California suffering exaustingly from watershortage, a devastating drought has taken over and we follow a few drifters as they make their way through the landscape of a once great and richly fertile USA.

I heard about it by chance and I have decided to embark upon this science fiction tale when I finish reading Murakami’s book 1Q84.

Nice to know – by the way I am also currently enjoying The life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir as an audiobook. A total of almost 12 hours. It is really good and sort of serves as a follow up of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall which is about her father Henry IIX.
I do love listening to audiobooks too as that gives me ample time to be creative and do embroidery, weaving and such ๐Ÿ™‚

1q84 – the trilogy by Murakami

I just started reading 1Q84 a trilogy by the japanese writer Murakami. It is a whopping 1318 pages long, so I will be delving into this amazing book at least for a week ๐Ÿ˜‰ probably more.

So, having just begun, I read 100 pages today, I still have a lot of pages to get through; but I am very impressed. This is my first Murakami-book and I actually just heard about him a couple of weeks ago. The book is excellently built-up, telling the story of two main-characters in alternating chapters and telling it in such a way that I am constantly wondering what could possibly happen next. It is drawing the reader in through detailed description of both the main characters as well as the other characters in such a way that one can picture not only the people but also the surroundings as well as the atmosphere.

Now I have not yet been to Japan and have absolutely zero referencepoints personally speaking, but the little I know about japanese culture adds to the social scenery and gives me an experience of being gently guided into the mysteries of a version of Japan.
I will write more about this book as I get further into the story. But recommendable even at this early stage.