Report Haruki Murakami in Japanese Literature Posted November 11, 2015 I love his books and his insight on the human condition are always so refreshing. He's the type of author who really researches on what he writes and explores and experiments with different genres. First book I read was 1Q84 and found it to drag on and on pointlessly, but it was a good book overall. I didn't think it needed that length to push the story though. My favorite is the same as yours and is one of the books I always recommend to people. I also recommend reading some Kazuo Ishiguro as he's a wonderful author as well.