Book Review|Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood Book Cover Norwegian Wood
Haruki Murakami
Japanese fiction
Random House

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.

My Review

The book told the story of a Japanese man named Toru Watanabe who is transported back some 20 years, while listening to a Beatles song that was a favourite of his first love Naokos’, to a time of uneasy freindships, casual sex, passion loss and desire.

I decided to read this book after hearing several book tubers talking about it on their channels and I am so glad I did because it was a well written and beautifully almost lyrical (in places) book. It covered the very difficult subjects of mental Illness, suicide Continue reading