Murakami reading list: Books mentioned in Killing Commendatore

Odawara Castle in Odawara, Japan

Wouldn’t you want to try to live in isolation atop a remote mountain in Odawara, Japan with no TV and internet, and only books and LPs keeping you company?

The novel is inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The unnamed painter experiences Murakami’s signature surreal events amid his ordinary days befriending Menshiki and (his alleged daughter) Mariye.

Here are some of the book titles mentioned in Killing Commendatore:

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