03 February 2011
I'm definitely pleased with Norwegian Wood. I could completely relate to both Naoko and Toru in different ways. I feel like those characters are almost identical to at least some part of me, so I became kind of emotionally drawn in and became attached haha. The writing style is great, it actually made me think a lot of Banana Yoshimoto's style of writing. It quickly drew me in and kept me interested.
The only thing I wasn't totally in love with, though, was the ending. I feel like it definitely left something to be desired. It just kind of left me hanging, there wasn't too much closure in my mind. That said, I think the story played out in an interesting way and it probably wouldn't have the same effect had it gone on any longer. I'm definitely glad I finally read this book.