Spending hours and hours on buses, trains and planes on a tour through China, the 1500 pages of this book have been a life saver for me! I was literally looking forward to the never-ending rides because I knew I could continue reading... I also don't remember any book giving me such a panic-like heart rate and sweaty hands from excitement - at the same time it's really funny and humorous. I'll definitely checking out more Murakami! :)