Another portion of literary fast food from Murakami

If Killing Commendatore is anything to go by, the faults of Murakami’s work are largely indissoluble from its virtues

14th October, 2018
Haruki Murakami: less a literary novelist than a cult phenomenon

At this point in his career, Haruki Murakami is largely immune to criticism. His fans will read his new novel no matter what the reviewers say about it, and you can bet your annual book-buying budget that someone will use the publication of Killing Commendatore to mention him as a possible contender for the Nobel Prize.

Less a literary novelist than a cult phenomenon, Murakami manufactures a product so distinctive that it might as well...

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