Saturday, 15 January 2011

Norwegian Wood

I had no idea there was a film adaption of "Norwegian Wood", the beautiful book by Haruki Murakami that I read a couple of years ago, until I by chance came across the trailer for the movie. I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with the book, but it's set in Japan in the 60s where 20-year-old Toru Watanabe is a student. He begins a friendship/relationship with his deceased best friend's girlfriend, Naoko, and they grow quite close, but she suddenly goes away to a sanatorium. While she is away Toru also becomes attracted to Midori who he studies with. The book is about love, emotions, sadness and is written in such a beautiful language. As for the movie (judging by the trailer), it seems so, so beautiful. I really can't wait for it to be out here in March.

13 comments:

andrea said...

oh wow this is awesome! I'll have to re-read the book before watching it :)

Ruth said...

I love Haruki Murakami but I haven't had the time to read all of his books. I've read Dance Dance Dance and Kafka on the Shore. I love how expansive his imagination is, he isn't held back by what is impossible or what would be seen as simply mad. I must read Norwegian Wood before I watch this film.

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chaoskontrolowany said...

Great post and have a happy Sunday!:)

Ana said...

I read that book a few weeks ago and I loved it! Great news! :)

naomemandeflores said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see it too! Maybe I should read the book first.


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Raquel said...

I've never read Norwegian Wood, though I've heard only good things about it. I must read it sometime soon!

Lilly of the Valley said...

This looks really cute, but I would def want to read the book before hand. Thanks for posting it. x

Mara said...

Now you've made me really curious...I will search for that book on the local library, thank's!

jess said...

It looks great! I haven't read the book yet.

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