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A Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Financial Times, Library Journal, LitHub, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

"[Murakami] is as masterful as ever at building an intricate narrative and keeping his audience in suspense. Killing Commendatore is both a testament to the transformational power of art and a cautionary tale on the dangers of exploration." --Houston Chronicle

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

"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." --The New York Times

"Eccentric and intriguing, Killing Commendatore is the product of a singular imagination. . . . Murakami is a wiz at melding the mundane with the surreal. . . . He has a way of imbuing the supernatural with uncommon urgency. His placid narrative voice belies the utter strangeness of his plot. . . . The worldview of Murakami's novels is consistent, and it's invigorating. In this book and many that came before it, he urges us to embrace the unusual, accept the unpredictable." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Beguiling. . . . Murakami is brilliant at folding the humdrum alongside the supernatural; finding the magic that's nested in life's quotidian details. . . . His prose is warm, conversational and studded with quiet profundities. He's eminently good company; that most precious of qualities that we look for in an author. We trust him to get us entertainingly lost, just as we trust that he'll eventually get us home." --The Guardian

"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." --The Washington Post

"Another intriguing, time-challenging tome you can't wait to finish . . . while simultaneously wishing you might never reach its conclusion, dreading the end of another indescribable Murakami odyssey." --The Christian Science Monitor

"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. . . . What can't be denied is Mr. Murakami's irresistible storytelling ability. He builds his self-contained world deliberately and faithfully, developing intrigue and suspense and even taking care to give each chapter a cliffhanger ending as in an old-fashioned serialized novel." --The Wall Street Journal

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

"Wild, thrilling. . . . Murakami is a master storyteller and he knows how to keep us hooked." --The Sunday Times (London)

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

"More of Murakami's magical mist, but its size, beauty, and concerns with lust and war bring us back to the vividness and scale of his 1997 epic, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle.'' --The Boston Globe

"No ordinary trip; get ready for a wild ride." --Entertainment Weekly

"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
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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.

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  • VerlagKnopf
  • Erscheinungsdatum2018
  • ISBN 10 052552004X
  • ISBN 13 9780525520047
  • EinbandTapa dura
  • Anzahl der Seiten704
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