Norwegian Wood

I don’t know whether you’ve read this book or not, or if you have, how long ago it was for you. I just read it 5 minutes ago, I read it in the span of maybe 3 days.

Um, I’m not going to write about it in detail (yet)

And I won’t count this book towards this week, I will continue to read Divisadero.
Instead! I will rewatch the trailer for the film adaptation; my mind isn’t blown in the sense that WOW I can’t believe how life altering that was.

I don’t really know how to feel about it, there were definitely bits were I felt like my eyes were getting watery but definitely not a tear jerker. It just left this weird, awkward, bitter sweet feeling lingering…

I will say this though, despite the fact that I am reading the translated version, it is BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN. The prose is amazing.

The end, will figure out how to finish Divsadero despite having barely started…

edit: ok i saw the trailer again, and i am reminded in the translator’s notes that haruki talked about how he didn’t want Norwegian Wood to be known as a love story, I CERTAINLY DO NOT think it’s a love story, it’s a story about love but not a love story. Anyways, rewatching the trailer is making me think that they are marketing the movie as that. I wonder how haruki will feel about it. Will it be like Milan Kundera, and all further adaptations of his works will be banned?

Posted: January 26th, 2011
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