Read Murakami’s Norwegian Wood online
Haruki Murakami’s novel Norwegian Wood (ãƒŽãƒ«ã‚¦ã‚§ã‚¤ã®æ£®, Noruwei no Mori, Norwegian Forest) is readable online in its entirety.
All of the 1987 coming-of-age story’s 353 pages are available on Scribd, a slick document sharing website. I’m not sure on the copyright matters but reading the novel online could serve as a great introduction to Murakami’s work or a “try before you buy” for Norwegian Wood itself.
The novel is “evocative, entertaining, sexy and funny,” a quote on one cover says. Norwegian Wood is set in the 60s and a Wikipedia entry sets it up well:
The novel is a nostalgic story of loss and sexuality. The story’s protagonist and narrator is Toru Watanabe, who looks back on his days as a freshman university student living in Tokyo. Through Toru’s reminiscences we see him develop relationships with two very different women â€” the beautiful yet emotionally troubled Naoko, and the outgoing, lively Midori.
If you’re a Murakami fan, chances are you’ve already read Norwegian Wood. If you haven’t yet, definetly check it out!