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Norwegian Wood

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Not my favourite

This is not my favourite novel by Haruki Murakami, but I still enjoyed it. I don`t think it is as great as The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, for instance, but the slow pace of this novel, the dreaminess is great, the characters are very true, very real. It is essentially the ...
This is not my favourite novel by Haruki Murakami, but I still enjoyed it. I don`t think it is as great as The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, for instance, but the slow pace of this novel, the dreaminess is great, the characters are very true, very real. It is essentially the story of first and second love and how we open our hearts to another human being, by sometimes risking all that we have.
Apparently this is the book that made Murakami famous in the Western world, which I find strange, not because the book is bad, no - it is a great book. But this novel is actually rather different from his other works.
I heartily recommend it, but also to read other books from the same author, because they are different.

posted by Aglaia on April 8, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I'm sorry but i couldn't get past page 40...

just some endless conversations between the main character and the women in his life. Whatever!! This is boring, depressing , whatever you want to call it, I just can't stand to pick it back up and get past page 41.

I have read some reviews that the translation into ...
just some endless conversations between the main character and the women in his life. Whatever!! This is boring, depressing , whatever you want to call it, I just can't stand to pick it back up and get past page 41.

I have read some reviews that the translation into english doesn't work out to well....but make your excuses....this book is boring!!

posted by Michelle1948 on August 16, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2002

    A Modern Japanese Tragedy

    Eventhough at first I was very impressed with Haruki's incredible and vivid imagery and metaphors and the characters being so well developed, yet I felt that this novel was simply another Japanese sob story, this one just twisted around modern day issues. I did enjoy the read but there were some distractions that seemed to be either planted in the book or possibly Haruki meant for the underlying theme to be mindblowing, but I just found it to be another depressing novel such as the great writer, Kawabata, but in Haruki's case at the end I found myself questioning where the book went after it had begun.

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