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On 14/05/2020 at 14:11, scruffycat said:

Yeah both are, they are ‘light’ in a Banana Yoshimoto way, like a lot of contemporary Japanese Novels are,  but certainly worth the punt 


Just got around to listening to The Nakano Thrift Shop, and it couldn’t be more up my street if it tried. Lovely stuff, thanks for the recommendation! The narration is great too, by Alex Tregear.

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On 14/05/2020 at 11:27, scruffycat said:

I don’t have Audible so I don’t know if she is on there but a good contemporary Japanese author if you do like Banana Yoshimoto is Hiromi Kawakami. Or if you enjoy Crime thrillers Seichō Matsumoto.


Forgot to mention I loved Strange Weather in Tokyo too...man, that last line! Heartbreaking.

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I just polished off A Philip K Dick Collection narrated by Andy Hamilton, well worth a listen - it’s got all the classic shorts including Second Variety, The Defenders, Mr Spaceship, The Variable Man, Beyond Lies The Wub etc, and AH does a sterling job with the voices.

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On 28/01/2021 at 09:30, ZOK said:

I just polished off A Philip K Dick Collection narrated by Andy Hamilton, well worth a listen - it’s got all the classic shorts including Second Variety, The Defenders, Mr Spaceship, The Variable Man, Beyond Lies The Wub etc, and AH does a sterling job with the voices.

 

Will check that out, he's definitely top 3 for me but generally I prefer his novels to his short stories. Ubik and A Scanner Darkly are S tier.

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I’m the other way, I prefer his shorts (even though they have a toe in the Golden Age), Second Variety I regard as the single greatest SF short ever written. I urge you to read it before listening to it, it’s free on Project Gutenberg (if you do, skip past the images because they are spoilers!):

 

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/32032/32032-h/32032-h.htm


I re-read this over and over, once you have the whole picture it’s amazing to go back through and see how skilfully Dick scattered the breadcrumbs for the reader.

 

I do love his novels too though - check out Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch and Time Out of Joint if you haven’t already.

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