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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
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May 06, 12

bookshelves: read-in-2012, 20th-century, post-modern, japanese-literature
Read from April 25 to May 06, 2012

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.
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message 1: by B0nnie (new) - added it

B0nnie plenty of sitar and no chairs I hope

Sean Yes, the sitar jingle from the song was in my head throughout the entire book.

message 3: by Will (new)

Will Byrnes I once had a youth, or should I say it once had me.

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