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Haruki Murakami: Norwegian Wood

One of my personal favourites is "Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami. Maybe it's pure nostalgia because this book was my first from the Japanese master of words, maybe it's regular judgement because I still keep my word here - it's great prose.

(Attention: light spoilers ahead!)

The book cover of my edition is this one: 

In my personal interpretation it shows one of the very last moments of the story. I think that it's the "screenshot" of the moment the main character once and for good remembered the girl he loved as well as the song he connected with her presence.

When it comes to the information we get from the cover: both the name of the author and the title of the book are clearly visible. The third data is a praise from the media.

But there's another design on the market. It looks like this: 

In my personal opinion this design shows different girl. The readers would know, which one. Colours and filters and the top phrase suggest that this is a "vintage" book, from the eighties. The author's name is the most visible object. Second is the title. Third is either "readers edition" or the translator's name. 

I prefer the first design. It's much cleaner, more subtle. Shows exactly with what pallette of emotions the reader is going to be closed in a room while reading the story.

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