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Tomihiko Morimi

Författare till The Tatami Galaxy: A Novel

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Verk av Tomihiko Morimi

The Tatami Galaxy: A Novel (2004) 167 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (2006) 65 exemplar, 1 recension
Penguin Highway (2010) 55 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Tatami Time Machine Blues (2023) 33 exemplar
Tower of the Sun (2003) 23 exemplar
Fox Tales (2009) 22 exemplar
The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl [2017 film] (2017) — Writer — 12 exemplar
恋文の技術 (2009) 7 exemplar
有頂天家族 (2007) 5 exemplar
夜行 (2018) 3 exemplar, 1 recension
聖なる怠け者の冒険 (2013) 2 exemplar


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Morimi, Tomihiko
Ikoma, Nara, Japan



I made it through 1 1/2 of the 4 “stories” and that was enough for me. I just couldn’t bring myself to care about these characters and their choices.
danielskatz | 3 andra recensioner | Dec 26, 2023 |
A college student tries to steal and eventually falls in love with a sex doll. This happens four times. Not the main storyline but one of the only memorable moments in the book, for the wrong reasons.

While I’m sure the anime series is great, the book was very repetitive, and while I’m sure that’s what the author was going for, it does not work. While the point of the book is to show the same story happening across multiple parallel universes, these universes are not different from each other, with the second and third tale being borderline identical. The writing is great but the book quickly begins to get lost in its own loop that it created for itself.… (mer)
Emree | 3 andra recensioner | Aug 20, 2023 |
the summary is a little misleading but overall, a solid novel that explores the idea of the butterfly effect (er, moth effect?), whether or not fate can be changed, and concludes with a touch of self enlightenment. the concepts in this story is definitely something to admire, even if you might not agree with it. the way the novel is laid out is also very lovely and i enjoyed every moment of the book
Adlanji | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 12, 2023 |
Penguin Highway

This is a coming of age novel, a story of children facing reality bending mystery, and lots of talk about boobs.

Akireta Aoyama is a young boy with an analytical mind and an obsession with breasts. Not exactly in a prurient way, but in the confused way of a young boy on the cusp of puberty who knows he's interested, but not exactly why.

One day, his small Japanese town is set abuzz by the sudden appearance of penguins... And that is only the beginning of the weirdness.

I read this novel as a bit of exploration of Japanese SF, and I fear it did little to deepen my understanding of the first. This is a shallow, wide ranging look at all kinds of things: friendship, death, reality, love and so on. The topics can be heady, but they're all destiny with by children, so nothing goes very far-topics are touched on, then left to wander as the children go about their adventures.

The climax mixes utter predictability (there is very heavy foreshadowing of a certain event) and utter nonsense in a vaguely unsatisfying way. The characters are memorable and enjoyable, though, and there is enough going on to keep interest going.

But in the end, this felt like a pretty rote "kids in small Japanese town have weird adventures and grow up a little" kind of story, complete with Summer festival yukatas and the bully who ends up helping the heroes when they need it.
… (mer)
JimDR | 1 annan recension | Dec 7, 2022 |



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