The rules are simple. You spotted a book and checked if it would be something for you no matter how that turned out. Write a post with general information of the book and the reason why it caught your interest and if you did or did not add it to your to be read pile.
Tsukuru Tazaki is alone all of a sudden. His old friends do not want to have anything to do with him since he moved to Tokyo. He keeps busy with daily stuff like getting up, taking a shower, going to college but his life is empty. And even though he never made the step to end his life, grows older and graduates he can never let go. When his girlfriend Sala pushes him to find out what happened all those years ago. The deeper he digs into the past the higher the price of friendship seems to be.
This book was released on Saturday the 11th of January and was all over the place. There was a special Murakami festival with book groups all over the place and every book store you walked into had it on display and everyone was buying it. Though I love Murakami I need to be in the mood to read his books so I did not buy a copy but all the happy faces leaving the story with the new Murakami was a pleasure to see.
I call this topic Train on Thursday as I spot most of my books there. You are free to rename this weekly but do please link back