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Haruki Murakami: Norwegian Wood

13:26:36

Chapter 1: I was 37 then...

4:34

Memory is a funny thing...

4:32

Let’s see now, what was Naoko talking about that day?

4:54
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Naoko stopped short. So did I

5:14

We came to a stop and stood in the silent forest...

4:19

Chapter 2: Once upon a time...

5:06

In any case, I spent two years...

4:11

The rules for room assignments...

4:04

Everybody sympathized with me...

4:02

He was up at six each morning...

4:04

Naoko chuckled when I told her the story...

3:44

Almost a year had gone by...

3:08

We went to a shop by the station...

5:06

I first met Naoko when I was in the sixth-form at school...

5:07

Naoko might have been angry with me...

3:55

There was only one thing for me to do...

3:02

Chapter 3: Naoko called me the following Saturday...

4:27

I can’t seem to recall what we talked about then

3:03

When autumn ended and cold winds began tearing through...

2:10

The guys in the dorm would always tease me...

6:28

No one else in the dorm knew that Nagasawa...

3:32

There were several ‘Nagasawa Legends’ that circulated...

4:08

I was not too crazy about sleeping with girls I didn't know...

5:04

That winter I found a part-time job in a little record shop...

3:45

Halfway through April Naoko turned 20

4:58

Once the clock struck eleven, though...

5:45

The rain had stopped when morning came

3:54

Something inside me had dropped away...

4:34

Finally at the beginning of July.....

4:07

At the end of the month, Storm Trooper gave me...

3:32

I tried to remember when I had last seen fireflies...

3:07

Chapter 4: During the summer holidays...

6:11

At 11.30 a.m. one Monday...

4:17

‘I think you look better now than you did before’...

4:38

The food arrived at Midori’s table...

3:53

Nagasawa was on his way to the dining hall...

4:14

I went to the following week’s drama lecture...

4:20

‘Let’s get out of here’, said Midori

3:04

She took me to her old school, a short walk from Yotsuya

4:12

‘Well this school,’ Midori said...

4:29

‘What's your job like?’

5:22

Sunday morning I got up at nine, shaved...

3:39

The whole front of the shop was sealed off...

5:53

Midori’s cooking was far better than I had expected

3:38

I nodded, swallowing a mouthful of clear soup...

3:07

Chin in hand, she smoked half her cigarette...

2:16

I helped her wash the dishes

5:19

One weird thing after another came up that Sunday...

3:42

Midori brought two floor pillows...

4:39

She tilted her head and looked at me

4:47

Another half hour and the fire was out

3:17

Midori didn’t come to the next day’s History of Drama lecture...

2:57

Nagasawa came to my room that Saturday afternoon...

3:58

My companions at the table turned out to be two girls

3:45

‘It’s too bad what you're going through’...

3:56

Chapter 5: Thanks for your letter...

4:05

In any case, I myself feel...

4:24

In addition to playing sports...

2:44

Still, you shouldn’t feel that I’m a burden to you

3:35

Chapter 6: As soon as I woke at seven o’clock...

4:58

Eventually another bus came climbing up...

4:29

I took the second left from the roundabout as instructed...

5:28

She took the lead, hurrying down a corridor...

4:21

She stubbed out her cigarette and went over to the counter...

4:53

I nodded in response. ‘And Naoko,’ I said...

5:33

Reiko and I left the main building...

4:14

Reiko walked into the building marked C7...

3:47

How long did this go on?

5:03

People started coming back to Area C...

3:17

At the table behind me, a balding man...

3:00

Back in the room after supper...

3:22

Reiko took a bottle of white wine from the fridge...

4:39

Naoko said she wanted to hear...

5:05

Naoko shook her head for a few moments...

3:55

She reached for her wineglass on the table...

2:36

When I walked back to the front entrance...

4:21

‘What makes Naoko such a hard case for you?’

4:06

She slipped a wallet from her trouser pocket...

5:08

‘My parents walked around on tiptoe...’

5:14

Reiko sighed and picked up the basketball again

4:09

‘Then one day I had a visit from one of the ladies...’

4:53

‘What did she lie about?’

5:51

At that point Reiko looked at her watch...

4:33

‘When I was alone before, all of a sudden...’

5:07

Naoko looked at me with a sad smile

4:18

Naoko lowered her head again and fell silent

3:29

When I opened my eyes, I felt as if I were seeing...

4:05

What perfect flesh! I thought

3:49

While Reiko straightened out my sofa bed...

4:10

When they had finished cleaning...

2:41

Back at the flat, the women changed their boots...

4:42

I wanted to answer her, but I was too winded to speak

4:50

Naoko and Reiko ordered cold glasses of milk...

4:16

I started after her. The dog woke up....

3:19

I put my arm around her and drew her close...

3:39

After I came, I held her in my arms...

3:43

Naoko fell silent for a few seconds...

3:10

Reiko sighed and picked up the basketball again

5:27

‘I was the one who found my sister dead...’

3:42

Back in the room, Naoko and I played cards...

4:40

‘Assuming you can divide everybody in the world...’

5:12

Reiko dropped her cigarette butt on the floor...

5:25

Reiko tapped the ash from her cigarette to the floor...

4:17

Reiko paused to puff at her cigarette

5:00

‘Is it true?’ I asked

4:08

‘She didn’t come to my house the following Saturday.’

5:55

‘There was only one thing for us to do...’

4:37

Reiko collected the cigarette butts...

2:58

The rain did pour down, and kept pouring

4:49

After cleaning the aviary we went back to the flat...

3:00

Back at the dorm by 4.30, I changed straight away...

4:59

Chapter 7: In P.E. class the next morning...

3:16

After German we caught a bus to Shinjuku...

4:23

‘I don’t know you well enough to force stuff on you.’

3:59

We left the bar after five rounds of vodka and tonic

2:39

Midori came for me at 9.30 on Sunday morning

5:54

We took a commuter train to Ochanomizu

4:18

‘Have you ever read Das Kapital?’

3:48

‘Well, one time they called a late-night political meeting...’

4:01

The University Hospital corridors were noisy...

5:08

A few minutes later Midori took me to the TV room...

4:50

Back in the hospital room, Midori aimed a stream of talk...

3:05

I agreed to go, but in fact I didn’t much feel like eating

5:06

Back in the room, Midori told her father...

4:10

Midori’s father woke suddenly and started coughing...

5:52

After all that talk, I felt starved

4:56

The wife of the other patient came back...

5:53

‘So is that your fond recollection of Ueno Station?’

3:57

I didn’t go to the hospital that next Sunday, though

4:52

When I had finished my letter...

2:54

Chapter 8: Halfway through that week...

5:08

‘Anyway, let's eat out soon.’

4:23

Nagasawa picked a fancy French restaurant...

4:17

Hatsumi could barely stop laughing

5:40

At that point the door opened...

5:07

The three of us went on eating in silence...

4:54

Once inside the cab, I asked Hatsumi...

3:36

Hatsumi and I went to a small bar...

5:14

Hatsumi’s flat was a 15-minute walk from Shibuaya...

3:40

I slowly filled my glass with beer

4:34

I sat at my desk to write my Sunday morning letter...

4:27

Chapter 9: There was no sign of Midori...

3:26

When I got to DUG, Midori was sitting...

4:31

‘So anyway, what did you do in Nara?’

5:00

We went from the bar to an eel shop...

4:02

We found another bar and ordered drinks

4:46

And she was right. We went to a disco...

3:24

Upstairs, she sat me at the kitchen table...

3:59

We took turns in the bath...

4:15

I sat at the kitchen table, drinking my beer...

3:42

I wrote to Naoko every week...

3:53

Chapter 10: Thinking back on the year 1969...

4:46

When the holidays came, I stuffed my things...

6:53

1970 – a year with a whole new sound to it...

4:11

Three days after my move, I wrote to Naoko

3:25

I was in the thick of painting when Midori...

2:51

This was the beginning of one weird spring

4:21

I found a letter in the box...

3:42

It was dated 31 March

3:37

A letter came from Midori on 6 April

4:16

‘Shit, Watanabe, what happened to you?’

2:58

While we ate lunch, we showed each other...

3:10

We were drinking our coffee when two girls came in

4:16

I rang Midori’s flat from the station...

4:13

April was too lonely a month to spend all alone

3:23

Itoh once invited me to his flat

4:32

A letter came from Reiko in the middle of May

3:26

I went to the university every day...

4:38

There was no one on the roof in the rain...

3:56

I tried to speak, but I felt the words...

4:56

We bought a good sized towel...

3:55

‘But really, Watanabe, you don’t want to do...’

2:42

In the evening, Midori did some shopping...

4:41

Reiko’s answer came five days later...

4:14

Chapter 11: Reiko wrote to me several times...

4:03

I went on with my travels

6:00

One windy evening, as I lay wrapped...

3:28

When he had gone, I suddenly thought...

3:51

The fourth day after my return to Tokyo...

5:57

We hardly talked the rest of the way to Kichijoji Station

3:08

Reiko took the box of sweets from her bag...

3:36

‘Tests at the hospital in Osaka...’

4:11

‘When that was over, we went to the dining hall...’

4:26

I drank my beer, and Reiko finished her second cigarette

4:11

‘Hey, Watanabe, let's go for a walk.’

4:06

Instead of talking, we attacked the sukiyaki...

3:32

We took the five-minute walk along the river....

5:21

We went inside and drew the curtains

5:13

I tried to convince Reiko that taking a plane...

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