Norwegian Wood

Jonny Greenwood scored the music for the film adaptation of Norwegian Wood, literary embodiment of the disillusionment and loneliness of youth by Mr. Murakami.

One of the singular memories of my young adulthood is of reading this book during winter vacation at the newly constructed house my parents moved into while I had gone away to college. Our 3 story (including the basement) block of concrete and stucco was at the corner end lot of a housing community developed by hewing a forest of trees in the middle of nowhere in DeKalb County, Georgia. The windows to my room looked onto a tall canopy of old trees that been saved from the calamity of their neighbors, at least for that time being. For a kid raised by immigrant parents in Californian suburb, being there felt close to nature.