A beautiful novel laced by lost love and forgotten lovers, our narrator Toru Wanatabe, takes us on a reminiscence of his college years, his sexual conquests and mishaps.
But the main drive of the story is the infatuation of our narrator with two lovely ladies, Naoko and Midori.
As a back-drop to the story our narrator bear witness to the Tokyo student protest in the late 60’s. An event that was behold in many other nations.
As always Mr. Murakami weaves an intricated story full of beautiful moment as well as heart-wrenching events, all of this accompanied by a radiantly poetical narrative.
Of the three novels I have read of this japanese author this is my favorite.
As an interesting fact, the name of the novel comes from a Beatles song of the same name, and has mention throughout the novel as the favorite song of Naoko.
So that’s 7,651 pages down 42,091 pages to go
Total Pages 119,231 pages