An Impression of Haruki Murakami’s novel “Murder of a Knight Commander”
His old novels were written in the first person, from the standpoint “I.” He tried to write “1Q84” in the third person, from the standpoint of “he” or “she.” Ushikawa in “1Q84” was a new type of people. There was no this type of people in Haruki Murakami’s previous novels. “1Q84”broadened Haruki Murakami’s world. Old fans were confused, because “1Q84” wasn’t like his other novels.
“Murder of a Knight Commander” is back to the first person. Ushikwa type of people doesn’t appear in this novel. “Murder of a Knight Commander” is like his previous novels, especially “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.” Old fans might like “Murder of a Knight Commander” more than “1Q84.”
I myself like “1Q84”. I want to read Haruki Murakami’s new world.