A review of this — 4 years ago
Not a review, again – just my ‘lil musings on Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood.”
Found it a tad too hedonistic for my preference, but it does have its poignant moments too.
Was amused by how Murakami manages to weave everyday struggles into the novel, even whilst the (adolescent) characters are stumbling through their amoral quests for love and happiness.
Liked the part where the protagonist Watanabe grows fond of his friend, Midori’s dad, as the latter lay dying on the hospital bed.
Read the novel, ‘cos it was recommended by a dear friend (who’s a big fan of Murakami), and also ‘cos i’d kept bumping into the author’s name in reviews & bookstores.
An okay read. :)