If you have ever paid attention to the lyrics of the Beatles classic, Norwegian Wood, that pretty much sums up what happens in the book. The story follows a 19 year Tokyo university student and his daily life as he leaves his teenage years behind and faces adulthood. He becomes involved in a love triangle between two women and several sexual encounters and deep conversations between them ensue. This novel is ultimately a meditation of various existential themes concerning love, loyalty, family issues, and death. It is a beautiful yet simple story that has been beloved by the Japanese public for decades. This book really takes me back to a simpler time in my life that was both exciting and innocent.