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Killing Commendatore

Lu par : Kirby Heyborne
Durée : 28 h et 27 min
4,7 out of 5 stars (7 notations)

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami, read by Kirby Heyborne.

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

In Killing Commendatore, a 30-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 strange 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 13-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.

Please note: new audio available as of November 2018.

©2018 Haruki Murakami (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Great recording, but not Murakami’s best work

Recycling themes and stories and lengthening books are not necessarily good signs for the future path of Murakami, still a solid and exhilarating writer, even in his mediocracy.

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  • C. Hanratty
  • 27/11/2018

Disappointing

This newest novel from Murakami is a bit of a slog. There’s a kind of a dance that’s happening between this story and The Great Gatsby, alongside the references to various operas, Japanese stories and so on. Unfortunately it doesn’t come to much, and the author comes across as more interested in young women’s breasts than anything else. The narration is alright, although words in Japanese, German, French and other languages are very poorly pronounced throughout. This is very poor for someone reading a Japanese novel. Do your homework! At 28 hours, it is a big commitment - one I doubt I’d recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30/03/2019

Interesting and enjoyable read

I am a big Murakami fan — I have read all his books. This one like many others of his, centres around a recently divorced man, a loner who loves jazz and classical music, and cooking pasta. It also has many references to his previous books such as “colourless” character, etc. I am, however, willing to ignore such repetitions for “Killing Commendatore” offers an interesting set of new characters — a miniature commendatore and a sartorial millionaire. I enjoyed this book and found it quite hard to put down.

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  • Hallvard M�ller
  • 30/11/2018

Utterky boring

Murakami seems to have lost it. Starting around 1Q84, his novels lack direction and are drowned in words.

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  • Ana G.
  • 16/01/2019

Disappointing.

I loved every single book by Haruki Murakami so far. This one - not so much. The story is predictable to the point it is unbearable.