Haruki Murakami - Killing Commendatore (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9781784707330
A 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 Gatsby - Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Fantasy
- Published : 2017 (This Edition 2019 - Vintage)
- ISBN : 9781784707330
- SKU : B002867
- PPC : SP500gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Oh, Murakami, if only I could wander through your books worlds forever. This was magical and philosophical and full of absurdities: Ideas and Metaphors that materialize out of paintings and a faceless person wanting a portrait of themself. Portals to other dimensions and ghostly bells ringing in the night. Dreams that have consequences in the real world.
Only Haruki Murakami can tie together all these things and create such an entertaining story, one that seems entirely plausible no matter how illogical." - Goodreads Review.
"It’s safe to say that there’s no one like Murakami." - Literary Review.
"Murakami’s reality has many sides; some plain, some fancy. Translators Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen capture every colour on this mind-altering palette. No other author mixes domestic, fantastic and esoteric elements into such weirdly bewitching shades. Murakami’s “Land of Metaphor” remains a country where wonders never cease." - Boyd Tonkin, Financial Times.
"Wild, thrilling . . . Murakami is a master storyteller and he knows how to keep us hooked." - Sunday Times.
"Exhilarating . . . Only in the calm madness of his magical realism can Murakami truly capture one of his obsessions, the usually ineffable yearning that drives a person to make art." - Washington Post.
"Expansive and intricate . . . touches on many of the themes familiar in Mr. Murakami’s novels: the mystery of romantic love, the weight of history, the transcendence of art, the search for elusive things just outside our grasp." - New York Times.
Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer. His novels, essays, and short stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work translated into 50 languages and have sold millions of copies outside Japan.
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