Book Number 10: Norwegian Wood by Murakami

Book number: 10

Book name: Norwegian Woods

Author: Haruki Murakami

Book Length: 389 Pages

Time taken to read:

February 15 – March 23

Genre: Bildungsroman
(A novel dealing with one person’s formative years or spiritual education.)

Recommended to: Dark romance and drama lover.

Inspired me to learn about:

A group of compelling characters from 14-20 years old, who are broken in their own ways. The characters are so intriguing that you cannot help exploring them how they go to school, the bond builds, they go to universities, have sex, kill themselves, they move on, find themselves job, suffer, commit suicide, again try to build relationships, have sex and it keeps on until they grow older.

It’s a journey which sounds so easy but loads of complications are there. Yet, to keep on moving is the mantra of life. You’ll meet people, and they’ll be gone, but your journey should not be stopped until you die.

3 takeaways from the book:

1) The novel was first published in 1987 in Japadln which became a super popular across the globe. Even after 33 years later, it doesn’t fail to amaze the reader.

2) I’ve been a great fan of Murakami. He reflects my thoughts when I read them, what I write about sex, our understanding of observation matches almost every time.

3) This is the 5th book I’ve completed in the span of 6 month and I’ve already got the 6th book (Men Without Women by Murakami) available with me to start.

Tell me in the comment section, which book have you read of Murakami. 🙂

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26 thoughts on “Book Number 10: Norwegian Wood by Murakami”

  1. Hey, it’s so great that you are a voracious reader! It’s rare these days! I absolutely love Murakami too. I feel it’s his way of telling so much in a few abstract sentences that catches my attention!
    I have read Men Without Women and it’s one of the best books I have read so far(I read a lot😅)
    All his books are on my list for this year.

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      1. Thank you Sumit. There are so many ups and downs in life and we need to vent out our problems.
        Honestly speaking- I utilise writing as my hobby and at the same time therapy too.

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      2. Whatever it is.. It’s a beautiful part of your life that you share with us.

        I remember how I started writing back in 2015 with my blog. And since 2018 I’ve started the habit of writing everyday, and it’s still going on. A few things are blessing on life.

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  2. Amazing Book Review!
    Btw I too blog @ The Confessions Of A Music And Book Addict and would appreciate some support!
    Stay healthy
    -Prutha

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      1. My favourite was The Wind Up Bird Chronicles and . I’ve also read Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, After Dark, South of the Border West of the Sun, After the Quake and Absolutely on Music 🙂

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