Around a year ago I was going through a really rough time and discovered Haruki Murakami. Norwegian Wood in particular gave me a lot of strength, as well as being my first foray into the work of what is now my favorite author.
Originally Posted by bixby
Good call - one of my favourites. I think that is the first book I have ever really related to in terms of subject matter and prose - He writes beautifully. I've read so many of them and most seem similar to me now with regards to theme - apart from The Wind up bird chronicles, none have lived up to the feeling I got from NW.

It didn't change my life though - books and film just give you someone else's perspective on things but for me they never change things.