Publish date: 2007
Pages no: 317
Edition language: Dutch
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 ...
Beautifully written and well executed. Unfortunately, by choosing the emotionally distant writing style it fails to move me as a reader.
"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...
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
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