“Abbott is enormously enjoyable. The occult plot is a touch hokey, but Elena makes the journey worthwhile. Her story is one long fight.
“Where the paintings lurk unfinished and revealing, Killing Commendatore is over-written and obtuse. Murakami has written far better books than this one.
“A new generation of aspiring novelists would do well to read Oakley Hall’s work with all the care and attention to detail it deserves.
“By the time you get to the end of this book, you will find yourself completely motivated to head down a path of new and exciting flavors, techniques and healthful cooking.”
“A fine read, memorable and satisfying in its dark tangles and solutions.”