Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
Publication Date: October 9th, 2018
704 pages

From Goodreads: 

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 Gatsby—Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers."
Haruki Murakami is one of my all-time favorite authors. Every book he writes is an auto-buy for me and I've probably read all but one or two of his books. I just cannot get enough and often consider his books a 'palette cleanser' when I'm feeling overwhelmed by life or other books. All that being said--I'm beyond thrilled for this book! My boyfriend went to Japan last summer and brought me back the Japanese edition of this book (since it came out in Japanese last year), so it's been a cruel irony to have the book in my possession but not be able to read it. But our turn is almost here!

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

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  1. One day I will read one of his books. I have several sitting here on my shelf. I just need to dive in. I hope this is as good as it sounds! Have a great day.

  2. This sounds really wild, and how cool you have the Japanese edition! Hope you get a chance to read it soon. :)

  3. I didn't even know about this! Thanks for sharing, I'm a big fan of his as well😊