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Mr.Okada

Mr.Okada

Joined November 2016

In omnibus reqiuem quaesivi, et nusquam inventi nisi in angulo cum libro
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Blindness by Jos Saramago
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Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
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Different stories in different times with the common denominator of the human struggle. Both for itself as well for humanity.
All six great stories although a bit too deep sometimes.
A book which both can and should be read more than once.

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Inspirational
Witty
Thoughtful
Hilarious

Reader should follow the words of Eddie reading this though and read it well rather than fast. Cause what is the point in that?

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Lykttndaren | Pontus Ljunghill
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Som baksidan säger.: En eftertänksam berättelse som även om den blir lite väl seg halvvägs in så är det lite i just tempot storheten här ligger i. Gör det än mer verklighetstroget...

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Thoughtful love and sadness in an atmosphere of pure cruelty. Really appriciated it as a Swede neither speaking nor understanding latino slang and ways (well some of them ;). A story requiring contemplation and digestion afterwards. Read what u can. Its worth it.. if not for the story then for the writing itself 😊

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End of Watch | Stephen King
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Last book of the Brady &Hodges -trilogy.
Great entertaiment from a likewise great entertainer. Perfect read for the vacation.

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Now this was something, for me, deeply refreshing.

From different stories the author deals more with relation between the reader and "the read". Although abit heavy at some parts the outline and conclusions are nothing but awesome!

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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A sweet and exciting story about yearning and love in the 1920-30ies Barcelona. Great charachters adds to it as well and so does psychos. Books all over the place. 😊😊 A good read to cleanse the palette from something much deeper!

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Invisible Man | Ralph Ellison
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Deeply thoughtful!
A book definetly worth reading and to contemplate over in today's mass psycotic society. Read and you shall find yourself. .. (maybe..:)

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Although read with lots of interruptions and not total understanding of the expressions used, I found this ,my first book of Atwood, quite good and capturing. Will def. go for the rest of both this trilogy and her other works!

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What a road and ride indeed! Although taking place in the late American 1940ies this book and story is perhaps just as relevant today as then. Feeling a lack and loss of meaning with life, the main charachters crosses the American continent back and forth searching for IT. A bit heavy in the beginning I couldn't put it down for the rest of it!. A great read!

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Men Without Women | Haruki Murakami
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In his latest short story collection Murakami is much more direct, naked and raw than previously. Less surreal, Lonliness is the main theme here which is brought forward through a various of perspectives, scenes and mindsets. Needless to say a great peice of art even though the last story kind of took the wind out of my sails here.. Bad idea to read this on a Friday afternoon ;)
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JeannieReads It's only available for pre-order here. We don't have this one yet. 2y
Mr.Okada @JeannieReads But in May u said? .. think u will enjoy it. The big question is however if you have collected The tsar of love and techno yet? :) That one has to be discussed at Trips diner or somewhere. Yes I do crave for their big breakfast and grits 😄😄 2y
JeannieReads @Mr.Okada I don't have that one yet, but it has been sitting in my shopping cart online forever. I will definitely buy it and read it by the time you make it back here for breakfast. Lol 2y
Mr.Okada @ Jeannireads deal! 2y
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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Uuuhhh..interesting topic and choice of setting but why so slow Kazuo!!??? And Beatrice? Jesus... naahh not for me this one...

JeannieReads I started this one and also bailed on it because it was so slow, but an going to try to get back into it soon. I heard it was really good, so I really want to give it a try. But you are so right. It is painfully slow moving. 2y
Mr.Okada @JeannieReads people here says his other Never let me go is better.. know anything about that? I mean no wonder Axl acted as he did in the end. . 2y
JeannieReads Yes, Never Let Me Go is pretty good. 2y
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After Dark | Haruki Murakami
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Ahh the relief! You read Murakami and you are at once on an expedition to the dreamlike worlds of the human kind. The real and surreal intertwined in a slow jazz; preferably "Five Spot After Dark"
with Curtis Fuller on the trombone. "Dananananadanana...."

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El nombre de la rosa | Umberto Eco
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A beast and a brick most joyable. Thrilling yet deep in several ways. The words of wisdom are fairly regular in this Umberto Eco classic. Perhaps is a right mindset and mood of special importance here as it goes in a very slow as well as broad ecclesiastic pace. Not everything is in latin though :)

Simona I love it❣️ 2y
Mr.Okada @Simona impossible not to 📚👓😉 2y
Simona It's incredible mixture of genres and example for how to write a story that offers reading at different levels. 2y
Mr.Okada Yeah, according to the coments in my book, people in Italy, when it was first published were more or less fighting over wherther the book was a crime story or more a religions work.. guess its both..:) 2y
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Feelings of fears and affections together with love, poetry and pure beauty makes the cornerstones in this book. From the arts and accusations of the Stalinist era, people through generations and places are met in a painting of the Chechnyan landscape. Obvioulsy, no summary can make this masterpiece justice. Just read it!!

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The Axeman's Jazz | Ray Celestin
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Exciting and Capturing although abit uneven. The adding of Louis Armstrong brought more realism to a story already based on a true event. A good book for being the debut crime novel from the author. However, it would have been interesting to see what authors like Stephen King or Umberto Eco etc had done with the same material. Although both engaging and easy to follow the story gets abit static from time to time, making you loose pace with it

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Cain / Cain | Jos Saramago
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An alternative n truly surreal story of what "actually" happened after that very first day in the Garden of Eden :with its apples and all.
It is also, in more than one sense, a very naked and brutal story.
Cain travelling the old testament questioning the works of God
And in speaking of surreal, its hard not to relate this one to the "story" taking place att 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20500, USA.. Read and thou shall find out :)

Mcoun Felt the same way! 1y
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Dolores Claiborne | Stephen King
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Easy- as far the actual reading goes. Can be read cover to cover in one session in one day.
Capturing - as the story has the usual of Mr Kings narrative tools of excitement, humor and horror
Deeply INTENSE - as this is not fiction at all but to a large extent hard core realism.

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Truly amazing book! Felt like the author had access to both my mind and soul in this one. Went down and through perfectly like a deeply craved hot donut on a cold winter day. I can understand though why some here has bailed on it but please, give it another try. It will come to you...oh yes! It will come to you ! ;)

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Hanteringen av odda | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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Eng. Handling the undead. Sort of a soft zombie story taking part in the Stockholm region. More thoughtful than scary. Perhaps a bit too predictable for my taste although not necessarily bad. Read and find out ☺

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En man som heter Ove | Fredrik Backman
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An absolutely amazing story of a man and his daily life struggles. Grief, pain and principles makes the foundation of this book together with forgiveness, joy and laughter!! A must!! 😅😅😅😅

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A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel | Haruki Murakami
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Maybe not as thouroughly surreal and good as Kafka on the shores or the Wind-up Bird etc but nonetheless a pick! This sheep chase is indeed something extra!. How did it actually do it.?..😅 #murakamicultmember

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Wild Sheep Chase | Haruki Murakami
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How the inputs of "soundtracks" really changes the imagined scenery when listening to them meanwhile. Place you practically there- like a repoussoir but for literature. One can but love it! #murakamicultmember

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The way these seemingly pointless stories hits you perfectly in the end.... an indeed wonderful feeling! #murakamicultmember

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The Face | Dean Koontz
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With just some few changes this could have been quite good but this book never really take off. Slow and more to do with "the watch tower" of the J.W than "mystery and wit" this was a disappointment for me at least.

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The Face | Dean Koontz
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ahh now we're getting somewhere Mr. Koontz.. 200 pages in..now we're moving. Might be good one after all...

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Hilarious! :D

JeannieReads Paul, I am reading this right now too! 3y
Mr.Okada :) Gold! 3y
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Loved it! Something much "broader" than the average. !!

JoeStalksBeck This is Kings best! Well, right after Dolores Claiborne 😊📚 3y
Mr.Okada Im making that on my tbr list at once :) 3y
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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Not so much scary as twisted. A great read nonetheless!

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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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A very "cosy" reading! Perfect when there is a need to escape from the daily boredom and routines. A good balance between mysteries, crime and the so inevitable when dealing with Murakami; surreal.

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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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An indeed fascinating person this Chris. One can only hope he thought it was worth it. Impressive thing to do regardless.

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Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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Yet another great work of Murakami. Surreal and deep as usual, slightly topped with the ye old history lesson.

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Mein Kampf | Adolf Hitler
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interesting for the interested as it reveal the ideas and thoughts of the nazi party. As a literary peice as such however it is , less surprisingly, beyond boring.

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Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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After a slow start this book really got my full attention until the very end.
With the example of a man and his tribe's difficulties with new preconditions for life itself it also, in different levels and ways, deals with individual attitudes and mindset.
Published for the first time already 1958 this story still feels deeply relevant today as it covers the aspects of traditions, modernity and not least xenophobia.

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The Chicago Tribune comment on the cover pretty much says it all: Dreamlike! After have read Murakamia's Kafka on the shores, 1Q84 and Colorless Tsukuru... This one stands out being even deeper, broader and just more surreal in its own way. A good read for all Murakami fans- as well as for those of war history.

Simona Welcome to Litsy! 3y
Mr.Okada Thank you Simona! :) 3y
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