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Killing Commendatore - by Haruki Murakami (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 752

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Age Range: Adult

Author: Haruki Murakami

Language: English

Street Date: October 1, 2019
TCIN: 76442370
UPC: 9780525435761
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-0346
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


"Exhilarating." --The Washington Post

"Some novelists hold a mirror up to the world and some, like Haruki Murakami, use the mirror as a portal to a universe hidden beyond it." --The Wall Street Journal

"[Murakami] is as masterful as ever." --Houston Chronicle

"A spellbinding parable of art, history, and human loneliness." --O, The Oprah Magazine

"The product of a singular imagination." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Expansive and intricate." --The New York Times

"Beguiling. . . . Murakami is brilliant." --The Guardian

"Dazzling. . . . [Murakami] reveals how an artist sees the world." --Entertainment Weekly

"[A] sprawling, uncanny epic. . . . A time-traveling tale of loss, longing, and the creation of art--with an ample dash of Murakami's trademark deadpan humor." --Vanity Fair

"A perfect balance of tradition and individual talent. . . . Murakami dancing along 'the inky blackness of the Path of Metaphor' is like Fred Astaire dancing across a floor, then up the walls and onto the ceiling." --The Spectator

"A surreal, world-altering epic punctuated by art, literature and history." --Time

"[Murakami] once more explicates the seemingly impossible with such thorough, exacting conviction to make believers of us all." --The Christian Science Monitor

"No other author mixes domestic, fantastic and esoteric elements into such weirdly bewitching shades. . . . Just as [Murakami] straddles barriers dividing high art from mass entertainment, so he suspends borders between east and west." --Financial Times

"[Killing Commendatore] marks the return of a master." --Esquire

"The complex landscape that Murakami assembles in Killing Commendatore is a word portrait of the artist's inner life." --The Times Literary Supplement

"Fascinating. . . . Drawing on Buddhist spiritualism, metaphysics and magical realism--not to mention Lewis Carroll--Killing Commendatore finds its narrator enmeshed in a singular philosophic adventure." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Enthralling." --Forward

"Murakami beautifully captures the evanescence of inspiration." --Vulture

"Its size, beauty, and concerns with lust and war bring us back to the vividness and scale of [Murakami's] 1997 epic, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle.'' --The Boston Globe

"Lovely and strange." --Bustle

"Wild, thrilling. . . . Murakami is a master storyteller and he knows how to keep us hooked. . . . What makes his voice so distinctive, and so captivating, is the mix of precise observation, clarity and deadpan humour." --The Sunday Times (London)

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