Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage (2013)
Haruki Murakami. Yeah, there's no question--I should try to come to terms with the guy. I cannot feign a lack of interest; at this point, I haven't read ALL of his novels--because IQ84 is like a thousand pages, dude, and it got kinda mixed reviews even among the faithful (who tend to be, uh, very faithful). BUT THE FACT REMAINS: I've read twelve of his novels. And also the short story collections The Elephant Vanishes and After the Quake. So the evidence strongly suggests that I am, in some sense, a fan. But I'm the most ambivalent fan ever, I'll tell you that much.