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dglbrood
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Mehso-so

Dystopian settings always tickle my fancy from Orwell's 1984 to Collins' Hunger Games so I had high hopes when I started reading this especially since this was part of a recommendation list. Anyway, it's a short read and enough to keep you entertained but as you flip the pages, I kind of felt that I'm losing interest on how the plot is developing.

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Mogoeg
The Memory Police | Yōko Ogawa
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@Hazel2019 - This beauty arrived today, along with the lovely bookmark - Thank you! I'm excited to read it!

I'll be finishing up Waste Tide tonight or tomorrow and send it on its way by the end of the week.

#LMPBC #GroupD @MeesesPieces @Hestapleton

Hazel2019 Yay! 😀 Glad it got there so quick! 4w
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AnansiGirl
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#currentlyreading BookRiot‘s #gettbr recommendation about a dystopian #future society where people with memory recall must be hidden from the police.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I keep seeing this book everywhere ~ super curious about it 1mo
kathedron I'm currently reading this, too! 1mo
AnansiGirl @Cinfhen I‘ll send you an update on it when I‘m done. 1mo
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Cinfhen Great!!! Thank you 1mo
AnansiGirl @kathedron I‘m half way through already, it‘s so unputdownable. How are you liking the book? 1mo
kathedron I'm all set to finish it tonight. It's good, isn't it? 1mo
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Hazel2019
Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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Can‘t say it‘s my “favorite” quote but it definitely stuck with me...

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Hazel2019
Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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Pickpick

I feel conflicted as I try to figure out how exactly I feel about The Memory Policy. It‘s well written, smooth reading, it talks about disappearances, but builds a full and complete picture of that world. That, I love. When it comes to some of the characters‘ choices, there‘s a lot that I would change. But then the book wouldn‘t have the same effect, right? 4.5 ⭐️ for me

DrexEdit Good review! This book is on my list so it's good to know what I might be getting into! 😊 1mo
Hooked_on_books I loved this one. I thought the premise was wildly creative. 1mo
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CoffeeCatsBooks
The Memory Police | Yōko Ogawa
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I probably won‘t stick strictly to this, but at the moment these titles are the plan for the weekend.

For snacking, I‘ve loaded up on supplies for nachos and a cheese 🧀 🍐🍇 plate.

#mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday

Andrew65 Good luck, look forward to seeing your progress. 😊👍 1mo
ChasingOm I just finished Gideon — so good! And your snacks sound delicious too. 🤗 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @ChasingOm I‘m excited to get to it! I keep hearing great things. 1mo
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MrBook Love it!! Thank you for joining! 😁👏🏻🤗 1mo
janeycanuck The Library Book is excellent. And I‘m intrigued to see more about Dinner with Mr Darcy. 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks @janeycanuck I‘m looking forward to it !I‘ll be sure to post about Dinner with Mr. Darcy. 1mo
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TheBookstorePodcast
Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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Pickpick

This week on the podcast we discuss and review The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. It‘s a literary fantasy/dystopia and despite its sparse prose left us with a ton to think about. Have you read it? What did you think?

Hazel2019 I finished reading this yesterday and listened to your podcast (loved it! 😊) this morning. 2 additional quick things that I found interesting in the book — bottom of 1st page of Ch. 5 it says - “The vapor trail of a jet was visible in the sky outside the window.” This seems to be placing it in time somewhat...and it made me think that perhaps a more ‘normal‘ world exists out there. Just out of reach though 😕 1mo
Hazel2019 The second thing...on 2nd page of Ch. 10 the narrator tells R why she wants to hide him and one of the reasons is...”if you‘re arrested, what will become of the novel I‘m writing.” Wasn‘t sure how to interpret that but it seemed to stand out ...selfish motives? Maybe helping him survive is her way surviving, preserving her memories and what she‘s created...could take this really far based on how the book ends...interesting. 1mo
TheBookstorePodcast @Hazel2019 Great points! I remember her comment about what would happen with her novel and thought that was interesting. The approach toward sentimentality (or lack of it) in the book is fascinating. 4w
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Hazel2019
Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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Started on my #LMPBC read...looks like it‘ll be quick read but thought provoking for sure #Dystopia @Mogoeg @Hestapleton @MeesesPieces

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akfreeborn
Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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I do enjoy others picking books but have to admit there are times I‘m not thrilled with my book club‘s selection. So if I were in charge these would be my choices for the year. Mostly fiction, diverse, plenty of women authors too. Maybe my book club should get to pick 24 books!#myidealbookclub

Chrissyreadit I love your choices! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sing is phenomenal ❤️❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen Awesome choices!!! I‘d happily join 😀 2mo
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Come-read-with-me @akfreeborn These are excellent choices! 🤓 2mo
BarbaraBB Such great choices!! 2mo
sirrahde Wow very spot on! 2mo
akfreeborn @sirrahde Thanks ! 2mo
akfreeborn @sirrahde Welcome to The Litsy community 2mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Record of a Night Too Brief | Hiromi Kawakami
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This book of one novella and two short stories is one of the most unique things I've ever read. Kawakami's writing is bizarre, surreal, incredibly imaginative, and full of startling imagery and prose. A lot if this, especially the first story, seems to be working if not solely then mostly on the level of metaphor. My problem was I didn't know what the metaphor was--the tenor is there, but what's the vehicle? That leaves meaning just out of reach.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Continued: Or, that means there is none. Which is even weirder than this book already is. Still, I'm not sorry I read this. I think I will remember it for quite some time. But I wish I didn't feel like I needed a degree in Jungian dream interpretation to understand it. 2mo
Cinfhen Great review but I think I WILL take that pass 😉 2mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Cinfhen Glad you found this! I was just thinking j should tag you. 😃 2mo
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