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flying_monkeys
The Memory Police | Yōko Ogawa
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“When the voice that links the body to the soul vanishes, there is no way to put into words one's feelings or will. I am reduced to pieces in no time at all.“

#TheMemoryPolice #YokoOgawa #dystopia #memory #thesoul

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suffisaunce
Panpan

I like for suspense to have some higher purpose ;)

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lele1432
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Pickpick

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!

lele1432 And for the list of challenge prompts this ticks off! @Booked2020 #CoverCrush @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen 2w
lele1432 #PopSugarReadingChallenge #PopSugar2020 #Pop20 for Won an award in 2019 (National Book Award Finalist for Translated Lit) 2w
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Cinfhen I‘m so curious about this book!!! How weird was it?? Too weird or just slightly weird?? 😆 2w
lele1432 @Cinfhen lol! I‘d say pretty weird. It starts off mild enough, but by the end, it‘s not really based in any sort of reality. And you won‘t get any explanations for why/how things came to be, so don‘t expect that either lol. I was left wondering if it was one big allegory or..? 🤷🏽‍♀️ BUT it‘s a quick read and also had some thought-provoking depictions of scarcity! 2w
Cinfhen Nope!!! Not for me!! Thanks 🙏🏼 😘but glad you enjoyed it 2w
lele1432 @Cinfhen always glad to help! 😆 2w
aeeklund Nice timing!! The next book should get to you tomorrow! 2w
lele1432 @aeeklund I just saw that I had a package coming lol! Yay! 😊 2w
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meowmeowd
Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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Panpan

Terrible, slow, stupid story that takes a gruesome turn. When body parts start disappearing off people who are too dim to complain or fight back, you have to really fight hard to finish this stupid book so you can write a scathing review.

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Godpants
Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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December round up 1: overall I don‘t think I read any mind bending books this month, or at least finished them. Memory Police was beautiful, and I really enjoyed reading about Elton John. I HATED Those Across the River.

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whatrebeccasread
Record of a Night Too Brief | Hiromi Kawakami
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Panpan

“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 📚

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lele1432
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Can't wait to dig into this!! @aeeklund your package was so sweet thank you sooo much!! You're amazing, I loved everything!! #LMPBC #Round7 #Groupi #WinterGames #TMSkellington

aeeklund So, so glad it got to you!! Hope you enjoy!! 1mo
Crimson613 1pt!! 12-15 Oooo I recently added this to my tbr, let us know how you like it 👌👌 1mo
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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! 2mo
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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 2mo
kathedron I'm currently reading this, too! 2mo
AnansiGirl @Cinfhen I‘ll send you an update on it when I‘m done. 2mo
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Cinfhen Great!!! Thank you 2mo
AnansiGirl @kathedron I‘m half way through already, it‘s so unputdownable. How are you liking the book? 2mo
kathedron I'm all set to finish it tonight. It's good, isn't it? 2mo
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