Sunday, 18 January 2009

SS - Don't judge a book by it's cover

My Husband has been bugging me for the longest time to read Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami and I have resisted. Mainly because I didn't like the cover but also because I'd heard Haruki Murakami wrote mysterious, surrealist type books. After repeated assurances from my husband that it wasn't surreal and that I would totally love it. I finally picked it up two days ago and devoured it.

It's a coming of age story and a tragic love story too. The characters are compelling and the writing is beautiful, full of lines I wanted to write down to remember, because they said things I knew but in such a wonderful way. Such as

People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die.

I highly recommend it and I may even give the more surreal novels a try.


  1. Haruki Murakami is one of my favourite authors! I'm glad you liked Norwegian Wood.

  2. I actually quite enjoyed his 'Kafka on the Shore'. There was a talking cat and so much more, but it was very interesting. I have to check out Norwegian Wood too!

  3. SSQUO - See not sure if I can deal with talking cats :)


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