a deep dark well in the field
February 7, 2011 § 1 Comment
norwegian wood by haruki murakami was one of the best and involving novels i’ve ever read. it was narrated like an autobiography of a college student, his love life, his interests, his challenges and the way he reacts to all these. the way murakami describes scenes and incidents is amazing, you can easily be submerged in the course of the story and observe the happenings from your own perspective, then everything makes sense, no protagonist, no antagonist. all the people in the book are well described. they are ordinary people, a few of them are normal, a few insane, crazy cleans, players, smokers, drunkards. a few love scenes, a few mournings….he wrote them so tangible that you can easily see yourself doing the same thing they are doing. there are a lot of notions of the social, political and cultural aspects of the japan’s society.
the book is totally recommended, and if it helps it has a lot of erotic scenes.
all of us (by which i mean all of us, both normal and not-so-normal) are imperfect human beings living in an imperfect world. we don’t live with the mechanical precision of a bank account or by measuring all our lines and angles with with rulers and protectors…things will go where they’re supposed to go if you just let them take their natural course. despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it’s time for them to be hurt.
also i found out that they made a movie with the same name based on this book.