Norwegian Wood (Paperback)
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Norwegian Wood (Paperback)

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£9.99
Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 17/05/2001
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Waterstones Says

The perfect jumping-off point for a full-on Murakami obsession, Norwegian Wood is a captivating story of first love, youthful indiscretions and the freedom of student life.

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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099448822
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Norwegian Wood is Japan's The Catcher in the Rye - Daily Telegraph

Everyone who reads Norwegian Wood runs out to buy copies for friends and lovers... Drawing on Fitzgerald, Capote, Chandler and the Japanese tradition, his books are at once disarmingly direct and slyly, charmingly evasive. They are playful and melancholy; full of wrong turns and red herrings, corridors that lead nowhere and - above all - girls who disappear - Guardian

A masterly novel. . . . Norwegian Wood bears the unmistakable marks of Murakami's hand - The New York Times Book Review

This book is undeniably hip, full of student uprisings, free love, booze and 1960s pop, it's also genuinely emotionally engaging, and describes the highs of adolescence as well as the lows - Independent on Sunday

Catches the absorption and giddy rush of adolescent love... It is also, for all the tragic momentum and the apparently kamikaze consciousness of many of its characters, often funny and quirkily observed. Quietly compulsive and finally moving - Times Literary Supplement

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“An easy step into Murakami's world”

"Norwegian Wood" is the song by the Beatles that Toru loves so much as it reminds him of his love Naoko. He met her at school (she was his late best friend's girlfriend) and the book tells us his and... More

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“So magical.”

This book is different from the other of Murakami's book and I've read a good few of them. There is something simple about Norweigan wood. Its very sweet, has a certain magic too it and only vaguely surreal... More

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“Interesting read”

On hearing a song from his college years, Toru Watanabe, remembers the girl that he first loved, Naoko. She was his best friends girlfriend, but following Kizuki's tragic early death, they have a night of passion... More

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