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Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.

"In 1987, when Norwegian Wood was first published in Japan, it promptly sold more than 4 million copies and transformed Haruki Murakami into a pop-culture icon. The horrified author fled his native land for Europe and the United States..." starts the Amazon review.

Read a NYT review here.

Available at this link from Amazon, where you can read reviews, also.

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  • Dmitriy L.

    It was an excellent discussion! I really enjoyed.

    June 24, 2013

  • Joan P.

    The discussion was fabulous -- that's what I'm rating. Opinions differed about the book. Personally, I loved the language and was intrigued by the story.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It wasn't a favorite book of mine and I didn't have strong opinions about the book.

    June 23, 2013

  • Patti C.

    I was in the "enjoyed but didn't love" group. It did leave several questions unanswered - like life?

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too full of teen angst for me

    June 23, 2013

  • Jeanne Deabenderfer G.

    Sounds crowded so I will reduce the number of spaces needed. Actually, I did not care for the book although I completed it. Maybe if I were 18 or 20 it would be appealing.

    June 23, 2013

  • Jeanne Deabenderfer G.

    finished the book and forgot about this!

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Joan P.

    Dedicated Murakami fans: here's a two-hour video of four scholars (including the translator of Norwegian Wood) discussing Murakami's work at UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9krkflbnkPQ

    June 18, 2013

  • Joan P.

    I sent Ellen's address at 8:45 pm, 6/18, to those who RSVPed yes. If you RSVP after this date and time, please email me directly for the address if you don't already know it.

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Patti C.

    Just getting the book read now - so it will be interesting to hear what others have to say!

    June 17, 2013

  • Joan P.

    I loved this book and 1Q84. Which Murakami should I read next, Novel Lovers?

    June 17, 2013

  • Rhea

    This will be my first meet-up with this group -- I signed up because I saw that you will be discussing a book by Murakami, one of my favorite writers. Look forward to meeting you!

    1 · June 16, 2013

    • Joan P.

      Welcome, Rhea. I think you'll love this group!

      June 16, 2013

  • Joan P.

    I just sent an email to those who RSVPed yes -- we don't have a meeting place yet! If you can host a dozen people or so, please email me directly at [masked]. Thank you!

    June 13, 2013

    • Joan P.

      Thank you, Ellen! We're set.

      June 14, 2013

  • Janine

    Please excuse my absence, it is my wedding anniversary that day. See you next time!

    June 4, 2013

  • Christine O.

    I love Murakami, and have been wanting to read this book; thanks Joan for suggesting!

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope I can come to this one, as Haruki is one of my most cherished authors! I love everything he writes, but I need to reread this one. Looking forward to a great discussion. If you end up liking this one, you may want to read Kafka on the Shore or Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

    2 · April 7, 2013

    • Joan P.

      Ronnie, hope you can come to this! We don't usually repeat authors because there are so many good ones to explore. Since you've read several of his books, do you think Norwegian Wood is the best start for people who haven't read Haruki Murakami?

      April 7, 2013

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