Ugh, I hated Dune and in particular the follow ons. Almost as bad as the follow on books to Ender's Game.
This is probably a more accurate description of my feelings for Dune. My angst towards it is more driven by my complete lack of understanding as to why it constantly gets such rave reviews.
Up to 1Q84? Wow! That's a lot of books then. I've read most oh his works, and I've liked most of it. If I had to pick a favorite, I'd say "A Wild Sheep Chase," an early Murakami. It was quirky, intelligent, and funny IMO.ralphzoontjens wrote: ↑December 4th, 2018, 7:03 amI read Murakami's work too up to 1Q84, I only liked the books that were explicitly mysterious/surreal, especially the earlier works. I am also reading Connectography by Parag Khanna, it explains the world in terms of supply chains rather than politics.
I loved Kafka on the Shore, too. Even The Wind Up Bird Chronicle was really good. His other recent work, Colorless... is not as metaphysical and surreal as his other works, but I liked it, too.ralphzoontjens wrote: ↑December 6th, 2018, 10:36 amUp to and including Well it reads fast and completely takes you into another world, together with the humor and surreal elements it works for me. My favorite is Kafka on the Shore. But I was a little put off with the volume and lack of ending of 1Q84, then the shorter recent books aren't really about much and I don't need to read a book for that, so I am intimidated by Killing Commandatore and wondering where he wants to go with his writing.
I am also reading the Tao of Pooh at the moment, I guess I read a lot of books, there is a stack of about 10 that I read at a given time.