That is the new Haruki Murakami book, which Amazon sent me a day early. It is (dark) fun, but not deep and not top drawer Murakami. Most of his fans will like it enough to be glad they bought it.
Fear: A Novel of World War I, by Gabriel Chevalier, is being touted as the “latter day All Quiet on the Western Front.” At first I thought that was just exaggerated promo, but it is quite good.
Justin McGuirk, Radical Cities: Across Latin America In Search of a New Architecture is broader than the title implies and recommended to anyone who follows that part of the world.