Now, I'm a sucker for things Russian. So I had to post this.
Over at Conversational Reading, they highlighted a new Russian satire, Ice, by Vladimir Sorokin. It's published by the good people at NYRB. (New York Review of Books keeps finding these interesting things to publish, don't they?)
Jon Fasman reviewed it for the LA Times, and claims it "provides a head-scratching pleasure and deceptive quickness similar to that found in the novels of Haruki Murakami."
The Publisher Weekly describes it as " a Master and Margarita for the age of Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
Russian, Haruki Murakami, Master and Margarita and Buffy. They have my curiosity piqued.