norwegian wood by haruki murakami

when someone expresses interest in trying haruki murakami’s body of work, i always recommend to start with “norwegian wood”.

it’s one of his most approachable books, being “just a love story”, but the reader still gets murakami’s distinct voice, the one that utterly confuses and bewitches you.

for me “norwegian wood” is an endlessly re-readable book. i’ve read it first in russian translation several times, and now moved on to english translation (will i ever be able to read any other version?).

add this novel to your to-read list if you want to know heartbreaking beauty, unfathomable logic, bottomless tragedy, and one fabulous kobayashi midori (she’s my favourite).

steev, i hope this helps 8)