Among the fictional books I’ve read in the past few months, these three left biggest impression on me (first is the most recent).
1. Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
This book’s setting is weird. A fantasy story set in real world. What I like the most are the author’s ability to describe feelings vividly and the elaborate description of a scene or an object. The kind of novel that, even though the ending and the twists and turns are expected, it keeps me reading. Because the satisfaction is found in the elaborate writing styles and the realizations of characters’ flow of thoughts. This is my first time reading Haruki Murakami’s, a little late, but better than not at all.
2. Thomas Hardy’s A Laodicean
When I stumbled upon this book, I have not read classics for quite a long time. Almost a year. I’m not usually fond of romantic novels. What makes this novel different is I like the characteristics of the main character – a lady named Paula Power. She is described as an intelligent lady with strong characters, like Halcombe in The Woman in White. The kind of lady characters that I like in classics.
3. Mitch Albom’s Time Keeper
I’m the kind of person who sticks to authors when I like one of their books. And I’ve fallen in love with Albom since I read Tuesdays With Morrie. Even more wonderful when I discovered that Tuesdays With Morrie is actually his real life experience. It is amazing how a fragment of our life can shape the rest of it. And, Time Keeper, even though fiction and fantasy, it is written within the same theme. The kind of book which, even though I read the epilogue (yes, I’m the kind of reader who cheated by peeking at the last pages to make sure the book is worth my time and money – especially time), nothing there reveals the inside of the book and better, it lured me into spending my time with the book. This one here is not disappointing. Totally worth reading.