Influences Franz Kafka, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Salinger, Raymond Carver, Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Brautigan, Jack Kerouac, Raymond Chandler, Stephen King, John Irving (less) Murakami Haruki (Japanese: 村上 春樹) is a popular....Read More
Beguiling... Murakami is brilliant at folding the humdrum alongside the supernatural; finding the magic that's nested in life's quotidian details' Guardian When a thirty-something portrait painter is abandoned by his wife, he holes up in the mountain home of a famous artist. The days drift by, spent painting, listening to music and drinking whiskey in the evenings. But then he discovers a strange painting in the attic and unintentionally begins a strange journey of self-discovery that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt and a haunted underworld. A stunning work of imagination, Killing Commendatore is a surreal tale of love and loneliness, war and art.