Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami

“Toru: What happens when people open their hearts?
Reiko: They get better.”

A depressingly beautiful novel I have read so far. I read it while travelling in train, bus, cab with so much interest that my fellow passengers had to tell me about my stations.

A story of love and loss from the perspective of Toru Watanabe. A successful, 37-year-old businessman, hears a version of the Beatles’ Norwegian Wood, and the music takes him back 18 years to his college days, the story dwells in sadness after the death of his best friend Kizuki. later he developed feelings for two different girls Naoko, Kizuki’s girlfriend, beautiful yet emotionally damaged and Lively Midori.

An amazing story of young love, I did not expect to like it that much.

And yes movie adaption is also really good.


8 Comments Add yours

  1. I really liked this book! In fact, because of this, I now have a copy of probably all of Haruki Murakami’s books. Norwegian Wood is one of a kind. It’s so simple yet so complex. Different themes were tackled altogether without straying too far from the main story. Such a good piece of work.

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    1. So true! Norwegian Wood was my first Murakami book and after that, I can’t stop reading Murakami.


  2. I haven’t watched the movie yet 😦
    But I heard people saying the book is better than the movie, which one do you prefer?

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    1. It depends on individual likings whether to read a book or to watch a movie. Reading a book has its own benefits. I loved the book and that’s why I watch a movie also. Go with a book first and then movie if you can! Happy reading!

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      1. I’ve finished the book recently! And I loved it!!! 🙂

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        1. Wow that’s great 😉

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  3. theartdive says:

    There is a movie? 🙂
    Thanks for this!
    (I’ve read the book and it’s quite powerful.)

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    1. Yes movie is also good


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