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Norwegian Wood

The latest book I’ve been reading by Murakami, it’s a little different to the previous two that I’ve read. The same themes of loneliness and isolation are there, but this is a slightly more straightforward love story. And although some the behaviour of characters is maybe strange, there’s no supernatural element to it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which was something of a publishing phenomenon in Japan by all accounts. Already scouting out the next one – although my unread bookshelf remains groaning…