I’m a sucker for colorful and beautiful book covers so, of course, this book’s cover caught my eye in an instant. Plus this book was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize. Like any 21st century book reader, I searched for reviews and most of them were favorable, some even calling it one of their best reads this year.
From Ruth Ozeki’s site, we come to know more about this novel:
A Tale for the Time Being is a powerful story about the ways in which reading and writing connect two people who will never meet. Spanning the planet from Tokyo’s Electric Town to Desolation Sound, British Columbia, and connected by the great Pacific gyres, A Tale for the Time Being tells the story of a diary, washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox, and the profound effect it has on the woman who discovers it.
Open up this book and discover: an earthquake-causing catfish, a hundred-and-four-year-old Buddhist nun, French maid cafes in a manga-fied world, cyberbullying, natural disasters, Zen philosophy, the infinite possibilities of time, and an uplifting story of love, loss, and wisdom old and new.
Here are some related links that might interest you:
- Reading Guide from Penguin USA
- Interview with Ruth Ozeki (Goodreads)
- Check out what everyone is saying at Goodreads
- Review: Doug Johnstone (The Independent)
- Elizabeth Gilbert recommends this book
I should get reading. Meanwhile, I’m leaving you with the official book trailer. Have a fantastic week ahead!