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Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin
Norwegian Wood
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A special movie-tie in edition for the long-awaited film release based on this beloved novel by Haruki Murakami: the story of one college student's romantic coming-of-age, a journey to that distant place of a young man's first, hopeless, and heroic love.Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious... show more
A special movie-tie in edition for the long-awaited film release based on this beloved novel by Haruki Murakami: the story of one college student's romantic coming-of-age, a journey to that distant place of a young man's first, hopeless, and heroic love.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 friend years before.  Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable.  As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307950628 (030795062X)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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runner
runner rated it
5.0 Simply sublime
A few years ago I read "What I talk about when I talk about running" which was an introduction to the wonderful world and easy writing style of Haruki Murakami. Why it has taken me so long to read more of his works I do not understand but having just finished the astounding Norwegian Wood I plan to ...
This little library of mine
This little library of mine rated it
4.0 Norwegian Wood
Beautifully written and well executed. Unfortunately, by choosing the emotionally distant writing style it fails to move me as a reader.
My Journey to Become Pretentiously Literate
My Journey to Become Pretentiously Literate rated it
4.0 Norwegian Wood
"Norwegian Wood" is a curious book. The story follows an unconventionally stable plotline, with few twists, turns, rises, falls, or denouements. This book is a journey, a linear insight into the life and growth of our melancholic main character, Toru Watanabe. Some readers will tell you that this bo...
The Villain Library
The Villain Library rated it
2.0 Norwegian Wood By Haruki Murakami
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...
هزاميري
هزاميري rated it
3.5 they are all images of the same person
"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
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