Murakami – Norwegian Wood

Like many of Murakami’s novels, not much happens. The plot is secondary to characters and their emotions.

Still, I enjoyed it as I’ve enjoyed all his books.

HM-NorwegianWood(UK)Paper

Norwegian Wood is a 1987 novel by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The novel is a nostalgic story of loss and burgeoning sexuality. It is told from the first-person perspective of Toru Watanabe, who looks back on his days as a college student living in Tokyo. …

… set in Tokyo during the late 1960s, at a time when Japanese students, like those of many other nations, were protesting against the established order. …

Norwegian Wood was hugely popular with Japanese youth and made Murakami something of a superstar in his native country (apparently much to his dismay at the time). …

Murakami said it was set during the time of his own University education in Tokyo. But that an account of his personal love live in College would have only taken 15 pages. 🙂

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