Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami with Jay Rubin (Translator)

fiction literary romance emotional reflective sad slow-paced

304 pages | first published 1987

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Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene. Toru, a serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion...
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Summary of 28247 reviews

Moods

emotional 76%
reflective 73%
sad 70%
dark 51%
challenging 17%
mysterious 10%
tense 9%
funny 7%
hopeful 6%
relaxing 6%
inspiring 5%
adventurous 4%
lighthearted 2%

Pace

slow 49%
medium 46%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 87% | A mix: 10% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 39% | No: 18% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 32% | No: 26%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 53% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

Average rating

3.9

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