Publish date: September 2008
Pages no: 317
Edition language: Dutch
Beautifully written and well executed. Unfortunately, by choosing the emotionally distant writing style it fails to move me as a reader.
This is supposedly the novel that made "Haruki Murakami " famous . . summary : Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best frien...
"I'm finished as a human being," she said. "All you're looking at is the lingering memory of what I used to be. The most important part of me, what used to be inside, died years ago, and I'm just functioning by auto-memory." p343
Ερωτική και ταυτόχρονα μελαγχολική πρόζα. Ομολογουμένως, έχοντας διαβάσει -και λατρέψει- ορισμένα από τα μαγικού ρεαλισμού έργα του, δε με ενθουσίασε ως μυθιστόρημα. Ο Murakami, ωστόσο, αποδεικνύει εδώ περίτρανα πως μπορεί να ασχοληθεί και με ένα ρεαλιστικό-νατουραλιστικό περιεχόμενο, με ένα πιο προ...
Norwegian Wood is not what I expected. I was looking for more of Murakami's surrealist fiction, more of his magical realism, but I got a coming-of-age love story. That in no way lessened my enjoyment. It was simply a much different experience than I was prepared for.If you have not read Murakami and...
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