Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami

fiction literary romance emotional sad slow-paced

296 pages | first published 1987

Description

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adap...
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Moods

emotional 75%
reflective 72%
sad 70%
dark 49%
challenging 16%
mysterious 10%
tense 8%
funny 7%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 6%
relaxing 6%
adventurous 3%
lighthearted 2%
informative 0%

Pace

slow 50%
medium 45%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 87% | A mix: 10% | Plot: 1% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 38% | No: 18% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 39% | No: 30% | Yes: 29% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 52% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.89