Monday, February 13

I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me...

And when I awoke, I was alone, this bird had flown 
So I lit a fire, isn't it good, Norwegian wood.

The Beatles when wrote this song, had never imagined how it could shape, or should I say make people's lives revolve around it. 

I happened to read this book, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami- a very celebrated Japanese author. And, the book almost revolved around the song, more or less, inspired by it. My very first attempt of reading Murakami it was, and no, I am not reviewing the book. But I am not sure whether I'll read the author again. 

I fail to understand the general association of love with depression. A love story is incomplete unless one or both of the protagonists die or can never meet. Pick any of the legendary love stories. 
Yeah, they made to the legends because they couldn't meet and died in the course of the their love. Zaalim zamana or some zaalim disease.
A love story can very well be light, full of humor and happy endings, but then, I think that will qualify as fairy tale. 

People in general are obsessed with the idea that it is not a love story unless there is no crying, no complexities and no deaths/ suicides.

The book has too many stirring emotions. It dint do anything to me while I was reading it, but it certainly left me depressed for a whole day after I finished reading the last chapter of it.

Even otherwise, I am not a fan of the romance genre. What do you have to look forward in a book when you know you wont be discovering that the killer is the one you expected, or not. 

2 Obiter Dicta (Comment here):

sawan said...

i never giv it a thought, but now when youve said this, i think i wud agree to u :)

Nimue said...

I don't usually read romance , whether happy or not .. But in some way , i do prefer it being sad or depressing ..

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