1Q84 by Haruki Murakami was a disappointment. In all honesty, it's just a bit boring. I had no idea that this was book one of a series and I do not want to even pick up the other two. 1Q84 is a novel full of standard characters doing mind-numbing things. 1Q84 isn't horrible but it took great effort for me to finish the book. This might well be the last time I get one of his novels.