I like for suspense to have some higher purpose ;)
This was a #LMPBC pick for #Round7 #GroupI Int‘l Translation. Translated from Japanese, this was a (near future?) dystopia that left me thinking a lot about memory, what it means to truly “disappear,” and the hopelessness of losing one‘s voice. Everyday objects disappear & The Memory Police are hunting anyone who remembers. I like “weird” books so this one worked for me! I enjoyed the writing & the growing sense of dread the author created. 4⭐️s!
“Record of a Night Too Brief” is an extremely quirky collection of stories by Japanese author Hiromi Kawakami. For the most part I enjoyed the writing of these stories, but really they were just a little too strange for me to enjoy fully – 2 stars.
My full review is up on my blog now 📚
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.