New Brunswick, NJ, USA
This book is bizarre - not only in the contents of the plot, but in the actual novel's construction. Murakami weaves in and out of different narrative perspectives and literary themes - adjoining them where possible or sharply contrasting where applicable. The themes are just palpable enough to encourage readers for a second or third reading. Overall, a worthwhile journey.
Absolutely my favorite animated series: have a tattoo on my butt just like the one Fry has in Bender's Big Score. If you're a nerd, there's no chance you won't love this series. I love the dorky math jokes and that I can rewatch an episode and find hidden gems I missed the first or second time through.