ノルウェイの森

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Vintage, 2003 - College students - 389 pages
103 Reviews
"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."

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

OK: I am not a sheltered japanese teenager who might have identified with the revolting main character, but this book was awful. I had to skip through the second half of the book looking for passages ... Read full review

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User Review  - TomMcGreevy - LibraryThing

at core, an incredibly sad book that illustrates quite unlike anything else that I have read recently, how life in itself, living in its core essence, alienates oneself from each and every other ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood,The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, After Darkand What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V.S. Naipaul.

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