Publication Date: 04/08/2022 ISBN: 9781784877996 Category:

Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami, Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 04/08/2022 ISBN: 9781784877996 Category:


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A beautifully packaged hardback edition of Haruki Murakami’s breakout hit, now with a new introduction by the author

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.

‘Evocative, entertaining, sexy and funny; but then Murakami is one of the best writers around’ Time Out

Publisher Review

Norwegian Wood is Japan's The Catcher in the Rye * Daily Telegraph * Everyone who reads Norwegian Wood runs out to buy copies for friends and lovers... Drawing on Fitzgerald, Capote, Chandler and the Japanese tradition, his books are at once disarmingly direct and slyly, charmingly evasive. They are playful and melancholy; full of wrong turns and red herrings, corridors that lead nowhere and - above all - girls who disappear * Guardian * A masterly novel. . . . Norwegian Wood bears the unmistakable marks of Murakami's hand * The New York Times Book Review * This book is undeniably hip, full of student uprisings, free love, booze and 1960s pop, it's also genuinely emotionally engaging, and describes the highs of adolescence as well as the lows * Independent on Sunday * Catches the absorption and giddy rush of adolescent love... It is also, for all the tragic momentum and the apparently kamikaze consciousness of many of its characters, often funny and quirkily observed. Quietly compulsive and finally moving * Times Literary Supplement * A heart-stoppingly moving story... Murakami is, without a doubt, one of the world's finest novelists * Glasgow Herald * Evocative, entertaining, sexy and funny; but then Murakami is one of the best writers around * Time Out * Norwegian Wood . . . not only points to but manifests the author's genius * Chicago Tribune * An intimate and dark story... A beautifully introspective novel that made me feel all the emotions * Cosmopolitan * Murakami must already rank among the world's greatest living novelists * Guardian * Such is the exquisite, gossamer construction of Murakami's writing that everything he chooses to describe trembles with symbolic possibility * Guardian * Vintage Murakami [and] easily the most erotic of [his] novels * Los Angeles Times Book Review * [A] treat...Murakami captures the heartbeat of his generation and draws the reader in so completely you mourn when the story is done * Baltimore Sun * Murakami's most famous coming of age novel of love, loss and longing * Dazed and Confused *

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