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Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami When I borrowed this book from the library, I didn't know what to expect. This is a haunting tale of characters living in various forms of disconnect. I really enjoyed this novel. However, I can see how this novel isn't for mass consumption.

The story is primarily character driven and through the eyes of the main character. He is a rather disconnected individual that hovers between the connected and disconnected world. The pacing and narrative style reminded me a lot of Margaret Atwood's earlier novels -- introspective and not overtly emotionally strong characters. I think that's what I enjoyed the most about the novel is the flawed characters living life the best they can and nothing really dramatic but a mundane life and coping with it (or not coping with it in some cases).