Killing Commendatore

The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84

In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors. A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art—as well as a loving homage to The Great GatsbyKilling Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.


Killing Commendatore - Haruki Murakami Summary

Killing Commendatore (Kishidancho Goroshi) is a novel written by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. The novel was released in Japan on February 24, 2017 and on October 9, 2018 in the US and UK.The publisher of the book states that 1.3 million copies are planned for the first-edition Japanese prints...


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Oz Dave

How to become an idea5 star

I just adore Murakami’s ability to trap the reader within the story and then the feeling of being an observer of the events. Yet again his prose creates visualisations so that I become, perhaps, an Idea. Thoroughly, thoroughly recommended, even more so if you are a Murakami fan. 55


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