Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami ~ A Book Recommendation

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When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past.

Loved this book!! Haruki Murakami is on my top 5 favorite authors at the moment!!
A story of love life and death. A lot of people thought it was semi auto biographical but Murakami denies it. It reads like real life so I can see why the masses would want to think it was the love story of his life.
It's a story of what a person would do for love.
A story of coping with the ups and downs of relationships.
 I'm not sure I want to see the movie that has recently been made.
I really did enjoy Kafka on the Shore and had no idea what was happening in After Dark, but this one was ... dare I say ... beautiful.
It's not usually a word I use to describe a book, but it's the only word that suits it in my opinion.
I give this book 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone and everyone!!

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