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Book Review: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

“Memory is a funny thing. When I was in the scene, I hardly paid it any mind. I never stopped to think of it as something that would make a lasting impression, certainly never imagined that eighteen years later I would recall it in such detail. I didn't give a damn about the scenery that day. I was thinking about myself. I was thinking about the beautiful girl walking next to me. I was thinking about the two of us together, and then about myself again. It was the age, that time of life when every sight, every feeling, every thought came back, like a boomerang, to me. And worse, I was in love. Love with complications. The scenery was the last thing on my mind.” 
― Haruki MurakamiNorwegian Wood
“No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without wa…

Haruki Murakami: A Legend

Haruki Murakami is the most amazing author I've ever come across. I still remember clearly when I first found out about him in my college creative writing class while we were reading fiction. The first piece I read by him was Super- Frog Saves Tokyo. His writing style and technique caught me on the first sentence. He pulls the reader right in with the first sentence having the reader begging to more and not be able to put it down until it's finished. 
I think the reason that I am such a huge fan and nerd of his work is because his dialogue and details are so down to earth and anyone could connect to them. The situations in his works can happen to anyone at anytime. He reminds me greatly of John Steinbeck. His use of realism is so frightening haunting in each novel. I love his choice of music that he brings up in the book. His writing and dialogue is so insightful. 
I think it's his way telling the stories. Most of his novels revolve around self-discovery from the main cha…

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