Norwegian Wood

January 18, 2011 at 11:37 am 3 comments

Posted by: Lizzy Stewart
Book: Norwegian Wood

I’ve admitted defeat on the Ella Minnow Pea thing. Four posts in one year suggests that maybe it turned out to be a less than visually inspiring choice (although it remains a sweet and lovely book that i heartily recommend). So I’m starting the New Year with a new book choice and one that I will endeavor to do justice!

I’ve chosen Haruki Murukami’s modern classic ‘Norwegian Wood’ primarily for it’s cold, still beauty and strange detatched-ness which I think might lend itself well to the kind of things I like to draw. The story follows Toru Watanabe as he finds his first love with the quiet, sad Naoko and they struggle to maintain happiness with the ghosts of the past lurking constantly behind them. It’s simutaneously sweet and sad and, for a book, its got a pretty super soundtrack!

I’m really looking forward to tackling this one so fingers crossed this time around I’ll keep up momentum!


(p.s you can see Naoko without the text on my tumblr)


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  • 2. Marianna  |  February 4, 2012 at 6:29 am

    This is the first Murakami book that iisnpred me to read again… very heart-warming, deliv­ered in the very sen­sual way. This is a story of love/life and loss/death, together… A story that let us feel how peoplw are bound to choose between love and loss; and life and death. Toru, the man who looks back in his past, was torn between two woman Naoko and Midori. Midori, who is very lively, easy-going, and adven­tur­ous; rep­re­sents “life” and “love”. The beau­ti­ful and emo­tional Naoko, resem­bles the other. Nor­we­gian Wood is a love story, but it is no ordi­nary love story. It is packed in a light-side and dark-side philo­soph­i­cal wrap­per. This book is very com­pelling and I will def­i­nitely read this book again…

  • 3. ervcepjtzr  |  February 5, 2012 at 7:56 am

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