Two suggestions for our next schedule:
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoat, by David Mitchell
Some varied reviews - including this one from New Statesman - but sounds a fascinating book for Japan-ophiles, and for those interested in different structures etc.
Another interesting book in the same review that got quite a good rap, and the author was on the Book Show 18 June 2010, is:
The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe, by Andrew O'Hagan