The Memory Police
by Yōko Ogawa
Translated from the Japanese by
was first published in 1994
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I have enjoyed a lot The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa. The Memory Police, her latest novel to be available in English, is in the dystopia genre, so I thought I would try it.
The main idea of the book is simple: on this little island, a special police arbitrarily decides that things should disappear, one at a time.
by Haruki Murakami
Knopf Publishing Group
Genre: Literary fiction
In just a few days, I devoured this new 680 page novel by Murakami, and I’m still a bit stunned by its beauty, and disappointed I’m done. So far, I kept saying 1Q84 was my favorite by him, but now Killing Commendatore replaces the top place in my chart.
There’s something in Murakami‘s writing (or I should say, in his translator’s, kudos to Philip Gabriel!) that I have not find in any other writer to that extent: I will call it a flow.