Murakami’s epic Killing Commendatore lack magic

The 674-page Killing Commendatore grapples with concepts of metaphor and representation but lacks depth

When Haruki Murakami's Japanese edition of Killing Commendatore went on sale in Japan last year, fans queued up until midnight.
When Haruki Murakami's Japanese edition of Killing Commendatore went on sale in Japan last year, fans queued up until midnight.PHOTOS: ELENA SEIBERT, HARVILL SECKER

KILLING COMMENDATORE

By Haruki Murakami

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2018, with the headline 'Murakami's epic lacks magic'. Subscribe