YMMV: Norwegian Wood
- Fridge Horror: More like Fridge Sadness: it's easy to miss on an initial reading, but by the end of the novel, both Naoko and her sister have killed themselves. It's hard to imagine how their parents could go on after that.
- Tear Jerker: The second half of the novel is pretty much one long string of them.
- Woolseyism: The original English translation by Alfred Birnbaum changed Storm Trooper's name to "Kamikaze".