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騎士団長殺し 第1部

Author : 村上 春樹

This is the first two parts of a four part series. The book is quiet a bit easier at the start. So would be nice to ease into the writers style first. (Will add some additional pictures later).

The first two books are 507 pages long. If it seems a bit long, we could consider just doing the first book (the second link below)

Summary

Japanese

『1Q84』から7年――、
待ちかねた書き下ろし本格長編

その年の五月から翌年の初めにかけて、私は狭い谷間の入り口近くの、山の上に住んでいた。夏には谷の奥の方でひっきりなしに雨が降ったが、谷の外側はだいたい晴れていた……それは孤独で静謐な日々であるはずだった。騎士団長が顕れるまでは。

English

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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Personal Opinion

I started it a few months ago. Seemed good, but I had to many books on the go. However, I would like to read it. So I will nominate it for the book club.

Pros and Cons for the Book Club

Pros

  • Seemed interesting when I first picked it up. Good reviews. Other books from this author are good.

Cons

  • If it is like his other books, there many be some weirdness.

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