by Haruki Murakami Knopf Publishing Group
10/09/2018 Genre: Literary fiction 688 pages Goodreads
In just a few days, I devoured this new 680 page novel by Murakami, and I’m still a bit stunned by its beauty, and disappointed I’m done. So far, I kept saying 1Q84 was my favorite by him, but now Killing Commendatore replaces the top place in my chart.
There’s something in Murakami‘s writing (or I should say, in his translator’s, kudos to Philip Gabriel!) that I have not find in any other writer to that extent: I will call it a flow.
I know, this is such a shame to be French and not to know anything really about The Phantom of the Opera, in its print form or in its performing arts versions. So I finally took time to listen to it – that’s one of the great advantages of being part of The Classics Club: you finally take time to visit works still unknown to you. I chose the audiobook format, as it was narrated by the amazing Ralph Cosham (who narrates Louise Penny’s series)
Une fois n’est pas coutume, this will be a challenging review. I requested this book, because the synopsis sounded so good (bravo to whoever wrote that synopsis, that’s an art!) and I REALLY wanted to love The Queen of the Night, and there are definitely some very good elements in it. But they did not manage to captivate me. Here is why: Click to continue reading