Snow, it's interesting you mention Neuromancer. I only read 1Q84 because William Gibson brought it up on Twitter when it came out last year. It was my first Murakami book and I really got into it, but it might be just because I'm a hikikomori lol. I'm also currently enjoying The Wind Up Bird Chronicles too. As for Gibson, I know a lot of people don't like Pattern Recognition(or the Bigend books for that matter), but you should check it out. It's possibly a generational thing, since I think a lot of what he references and alludes to probably goes over the heads of some older and sci-fi only readers. I'd still recommend it to anyone about our age, especially someone who spent the past decade on the internet and wasted a lot of time with the things Cayce Pollard was involved in. /end thread derail.