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Norwegian Wood
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
First American PublicationThis stunning and elegiac novel by the author of the internationally acclaimed Wind-Up Bird Chronicle has sold over 4 million copies in Japan and is now available to American audiences for the first time.It is sure to be a literary event.Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before.Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable.As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.A poignant story of one college student's romantic coming-of-age, Norwegian Wood takes us to that distant place of a young man's first, hopeless, and heroic love.
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Kristelh
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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#doublespin completed, August 2022

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SleepyDragon
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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This choice should be self explanatory, methinks.

#Alphabetgame #LetterN

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 10h
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kaysworld1
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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I am so in 👊
I have 2 library books I have to finish and it's a perfect way to round up my week off.

@Andrew65 📚

#jubliantjuly #readathon

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. 1mo
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Katyayani
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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Norwegian woods !!
A must read guys !! ❤️

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Eggs
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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I have enjoyed Murakami‘s nonfiction selections and some of his fiction, but these two were #Bizarre 🤨😳🥴
#BookMoods @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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SusanLee
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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#bookmoods #musicrelated @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
This book came to mind when I saw this prompt 😅

Eggs I read this last year - great choice!! 2mo
SusanLee @Eggs I was surprised with that ending though, I was like ‘what was that all about???!‘ 2mo
Eggs @SusanLee yeah, Murakami is famous for WTH moments in his writing….. 2mo
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Priyanka2401
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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I couldn't understand the hype for the book. All I could understand was that many people that the author knew committed suicide and that he had sex with lots of girls/ women and that he fell in love more than once. Didn't find the book depressing either! Couldn't understand what he is trying to convey!!

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Mrrobot23
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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This was my fifth Murakami book.
The people i talked to ( people who have already read the book) told me it affected them very severely and that confused me when i completed the book cuz i felt it didn't affect me that much.
It was only a while later that i realised that it was a slowburn and the book affected slowly, but once it reached the tipping point, it evoked so much emotion and pain that it almost took me down a spiral. A brilliant book!!

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singhaniashares
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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Murakami🤤❤️

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Reyzl
Norwegian Wood. Tokyo Blues | Murakami Haruki,

“I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?”

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Reyzl
Norwegian Wood. Tokyo Blues | Murakami Haruki,

“What happens when people open their hearts?
They get better.”

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Reyzl
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“Norwegian Wood” is one of the most beautiful and saddest books that I have ever read. I love the author and I have enjoyed each one of his books, but “Norwegian Wood” was the first one that I read, and it has a special place on my Murakami shelf. The film is also beautiful.
(Image from the Iris NYC)

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wisherwishinguponastar
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Not exactly a book that oriented with my reading environment, but Haruki Murakami‘s “Norwegian Wood” was filled with beautiful prose and reminded me to slow down and truly look at thinks while I was running around one of the craziest places on Earth. There was a lot of sex, like more than I normally tolerate in a book, but the messages of Life and death and relationships resonated so deeply that I still enjoyed it. #disneyworld

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CaliforniaCay
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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I have not posted on here in a while but I have been reading! Time to play catch up. Pictured are the books I found today in a little free library. I'm most excited about the spanish grammar even though it's old. I've heard great things about Murakami and Ferrante but have never read anything by them 🙈so I'm looking forward to those as well.

Lindy How lovely to find such treasures! Enjoy. 9mo
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wisherwishinguponastar
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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Sometimes I like to read at home and sometimes I like to read abroad… like on another planet. #starwars #disney

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ikandilauk
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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yhknb

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itsyvetperez
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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If you're in pitch blackness, all you can do is sit tight until your eyes get used to the dark.

-- 4⭐️

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anushareflects
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

A book filled with grief, loss, loneliness and sex. I liked the descriptions and the mood Murakami set in the book. But it feels like this is a book readers will enjoy only if you‘re a fan of Murakami. It was a vague twisted love story with way way too much sex. Overall I never got bored but I wouldn‘t recommend the book to just anyone. It‘s somewhere in between Pick and So-So. Full review on www.anushareflects.com

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McFarchie
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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This really hit me in the feels. Damn you Haruki!!

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Nakshatra
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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"Death exists, not as the opposite but as a part of life"

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Lulala
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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"People leave strange, little memories of themselves behind when they die."

#Norwegianwood #HarukiMurakami

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vanexana
Norwegian Wood. Tokyo Blues | Murakami Haruki,
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Tra i miei libri preferiti in assoluto

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Cazxxx
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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I forgot i had this on hold at the library for the longest time. It‘s one of the books I‘ve to read for my ‘100 books to read‘ poster so I‘ll give it a chance,
If I don‘t enjoy this one I think it‘ll be my last Murakami

The_Penniless_Author It's very different from his other well-known books, much less surreal. If you don't like this - and weren't crazy about his other stuff- then I think it's safe to say his writing's just not for you. 1y
Cazxxx Since it‘s less surreal I may get on with it a bit better. I definitely agree that his writing might not be my thing and I‘m ok with that as we are all different 😊 1y
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The_Penniless_Author
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This is the book that rocketed Murakami to stardom in Japan. A prototypical coming-of-age story set in late-60s Japan, it focuses on a college student's relationship with two women- one the traumatized former girlfriend of his best friend, who committed suicide, and the other an outgoing and self-confident classmate. There are a lot of cliches embedded in this plot, and I can't say it's easy to care about the characters, but Murakami writes... 👇

The_Penniless_Author ...beautifully, so it's a tepid pick nonetheless. If you've never read him before, though, start with Wind-up Bird Chronicles. 1y
Liz_M Love the cover! 1y
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Mskt6891
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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#popsugarreadingchallenge2021
Read 11/50
Prompt: a book with the same title as a song

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TheNeverendingTBR
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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#12coloursofdecember - Day 14 - Snow White ⚪

#merryreaders #wintergames2020 ☃️

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GatheringBooks
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LaraS
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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I TRIED to finish this bc it fits one of my reading challenges. We have not 1, not 2, but THREE manic pixie dream girls who are overly needy and sexualized. I persevered after Our Hero “sleeps with“ a distraught & crying MPDG#1.🤮Still cont'd after MPDG#2 confessed to a (fetishized) lesbian experience with a 13 yo student.🤮🤮MPDG#3 has just asked Our Hero if he will “think of her while masturbating...because we are friends“.🙄

All kinds of NOPE.

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La_Cori
Norwegian Wood. Tokyo Blues | Murakami Haruki,
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#thoughtprovokingthursday @BayouGirl85
Thanks for the tag @EadieB 🤗😉

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

Do you want to play? @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @nanuska_153 @Buechersuechtling @Lcsmcat @slategreyskies @claudiuo

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick That's a good one. I'll have to think of mine. 2y
La_Cori @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick thanks! I keep track of my favorite quotes with Goodreads, so I can easily find them 😉 2y
EadieB You're welcome! Love your quote! 2y
BayouGirl85 💙💙 2y
nanuska_153 Thanks! That's a good quote! 2y
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tangled_mind
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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This book was peace, peacefully consuming. I felt so light-headed reading after reading it. This book is a mood, this book is love.

#peace #norwegian #wood #haruki #murakami #introvert #love #life

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Preeti_Singh
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Maybe there was more I wanted to read...but yet I was content, content about the friends who were made in the process of losing love, about the relationships that were simple despite the complications in trying to describe the nature of it. How we wish life was always simple, and yet it is complicated only in our head! #Murakami, you have detangled so much inside me, and yet left a itch...I would never forget even a fragment of this piece!

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TsundokuManasi
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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We, the bookworms, always talk about how the book pulls you into it as you go on reading. but this one actually gave me those goosebumps of getting sucked in... 😵 Well I couldn't love anybody more than her #Midori

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Preeti_Singh
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Its basically impossible for everybody's justice to prevail or everybody's happiness to triumph, so chaos takes over. And then what do you think happens? Simple- God appears at the end and starts directing the traffic!!

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Preeti_Singh
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami

The more the memories of Naoko inside me fade, the more deeply I am able to understand her. I know, too, why she asked me not to forget her.

abhilucifer It's one of the emotional books one could ever read. More inclined to the emotional and self awareness type as compared to the Kafka on the shore. 2y
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ednsrc
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A death doesn‘t exist as the opposite to life, but as the part of it.

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ruchigandhi22
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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I think this was my favorite quote in the book.

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ruchigandhi22
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Mehso-so

This was one of the easiest book I have read. I felt the way they portrayed depression was pretty interesting and realistic. I loved the atypical melancholy that follows throughout the book however there were some parts which I couldn't really get my self to love.
I felt it was really difficult to fall in love with the characters. I even felt the book was over sexualized in many aspects. And the female characters were very submissive.

Suahpy Your review just spoke my mind! 😅 2y
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NeedsMoreBooks
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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#ThoughtfulThursday on a Saturday 🤦🏻‍♀️ Thank you @MoonWitch94 for the tag

☕️ I have recently discovered cold brew by Erebus Coffee and loving it in this warm weather. For tea, I usually like Yogi tea.

🎶 It has been all over but a lot of ABBA, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga.

📖 My go-to quote when I am feeling too sorry for myself, “Don't feel sorry for yourself. Only assholes do that.”

If anyone hasn‘t played, consider yourself tagged 😊

sudi Love that quote 😂 2y
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GatheringBooks
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Books_n_Whatnot
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Panpan

I read this for an online book club, but I really didn‘t like it. The story follows Toru, a college student in Tokyo, and his relationships with women and friends over the course of a few years. Dark, heavy themes. More about sex than love. Mental illness and suicide seemed romanticized. Maybe I just haven‘t lived through anything that makes this novel strike a chord, but it was not my cup of tea.

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amyf0x
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In this beautiful, wandering, contemplative novel, Murakami‘s protagonist Toru explores love and loneliness through his relationships with two very different women, Naoko and Midori.

Read March 9-15
Rated 4/5 ⭐️
Book 16/60

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Pritika_Jaiswal
Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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What happens when you open your heart?
You get better... By Mirakami

What a book!! Totally love every page of it. One of my favourite book among Murakami's work❤️❤️

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RobynA
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Mehso-so

Cannot compare this to anything I‘ve ever read before. Gripping enough to make me read to the end but not sure it‘s a recommendation of mine. Intrigued to read something else by the author though.

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MariaMC
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Mesmerizing!

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NeedsMoreBooks
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This was one of the first books that I had brought with me to the US, when I came from India. Reread this for #AuthorAMonth and found it as beautiful as ever but found Murakami‘s portrayal of women a bit off. The story focuses on Toru Watanabe who is transported to the past on hearing the titular song. The book shows his relationship with two women, Naoko who is introspective and later committed to a hospital and the impulsive Midori.

Soubhiville Logged-14📚 2y
NeedsMoreBooks @Soubhiville thank you 💖 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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I love Murakami, but I‘ve read the same two paragraphs at least 5 times over the course of the past hour.

I‘m not sure this is the right book for this moment in time. Still looking for a way to navigate the constant interruptions (we are working on this) and remote school set up, without losing my mind. 🤣

CBee Hi 👋🏻 I had the same issue with my last read - I couldn‘t get through it as fast as I normally do. Probably everything that‘s going on! Now I‘m reading a mystery/thriller and am speeding through it and barely remembering what I read. 😂😂😂 2y
4thhouseontheleft @CBee I am giving it one more try, but Maya had some pretty severe coughing fits this afternoon after we thought she was getting better, so I‘m really on edge. With the Covid testing shortages, even a child of a surgeon can‘t get tested unless she gets so bad she needs emergency treatment. Luckily, her inhaler helped calm things down. 🤞🤞 2y
CBee @4thhouseontheleft oh my! I didn‘t know she was sick. I can totally understand how scary that must be 🙁 2y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Not at all what I thought it would be like or really about. An atmospheric piece juxtaposing grief/death and sex/intimacy as moments of growth or depression. The level of explicitness in the descriptions increase dramatically with the MCs interest or reaction to the act... very well written, though can be slow reading. #authoramonth2020 #authoramonth

Soubhiville Logged, that‘s 2📚 2y
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Andrew65
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Where do I start. My third book for #AuthoraMonth. If it wasn‘t for this challenge it would have been a bail. Put simply stop with the constant sexual aspects to your book. Totally spoilt what could have been a good book. 😡 Nice writing style but just did not enjoy this at all. Had hoped to read more for #Authoramonth but just don‘t think I can do it. Roll on April and Edith Wharton. Will have to catch up then.

Megabooks He is so freaky about sex. It‘s just weird! 2y
DrexEdit I do like Murakami‘s books. Sex is definitely his weak point. I don‘t think he does those bits very well. The rest of it is magical though! 2y
BookishMe I remember picking this to read, a while back, cos of the various quotes from the story. But it was mostly underwhelming. Like another reader pointed out, his short stories are definitely more bearable ;)) 2y
Soubhiville Logged, that‘s 9📚 2y
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