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A cruel Japanese samurai and his own knowledge that if he doesn't solve this mystery soon his heart will transform into a ball of steel crushing his soul forever Though he wants to give up his writing though he wants to let the past rest within his compulsive writing lies the key to his salvati Wow What a book Need to catch my breath while I figure out a review for this so I'm gonna ramble for a bitHave you ever seen a David Lynch movie The movie moves along slowly for a bit nice and easy to watch suddenly there is this shift in reality and everything changes nothing makes sense but it is mesmerising to watch whilst your brain works overtime piecing together what is happening This book is just like a David Lynch movie It moves along slowly partying drinking loads some fantastic characters and the waking up trying to remember the previous night at times it feels like the Rum Diary Then there is that shift in reality and you find yourself reading about ghosts a dragon and characters from books coming to life just like Lynch's movies this book is mesmerising Absolutely StunningIt's about this guy revisiting Nagasaki after being away for a few years and he can't help himself as he sits in front of his laptop writing about his past and re living everything again The story is very clever how it jumps forward to present day as the guy is experiencing the emotions and pains he was going through in his life As the story ends and all loose ends are tied up this emotionless robot of a reader couldn't help but feel moved By far the best book I've read this year how this is not one of the best known books I'll never know maybe it needs a bit of bondage to bring it to peoples attentionBlog review Blog has been updated with thoughts from the second reading

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The Ghosts of NagasakiOne night a foreign business analyst in Tokyo sits down in his spacious high rise apartment and begins typing something The words pour out and exhaust him He soon realizes that the words appearing on his laptop are memories of his first days in Nagasaki four years ago Nagasaki was a place full Sorry this review is long overdue and probably still won't be what the book deservesThis book deserves your time and your full attention You will feel the tug of invitation to get lost in it and to maybe not even uestion where you're being taken although you will never be too sure where you're being taken And for sure you'll wonder about your tour guide our protagonist But you'll hope that he figures himself out and finds what he needsSo you like to write No I say honestly I desperately want to uit but I can't at 38%Not worth the plastic it's digitally written on sign of the changing times later at 38%you have to admit a nymphomaniac Hello Kitty and a philandering Joe Camel go together about as well as nerdy Japanese girls listening to gangster rap music By God I have these adorable high school girls asking me what 'slap my bitch up' means the protagonist's roommate Mikey Welsh at 42%He's dead you know But that doesn't stop him from coming to the same spot every day to write at 46%I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do after you're gone That's easy mate You'll make up an imaginary friend in your head Maybe a hotter supermodel version of me with gigantic cans Mikey Welsh reassuring our protagonist at 49%Because I keep having visions of Shusako Endo and a priest and because one of the characters Kichijiro is living in my spare bedroom Don't tell the head office about it though because if they ever found out we were keeping him in our apartment they would get fairly pissed Our protagonist explaining why he hasn't come into work at 50%If you liked loved or didn't uite know what to make of MR WAS by Pete Hautman definitely check this out In fact if you're even considering missing out on this experience Chiga u Big mistakeThanks for reading And author Daniel Clausen thank you so much for inviting me to read and review this and thank you for your patience

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The Ghosts of Nagasaki kindle Ñ eBook 9781478314479 ´ One night a foreign business analyst in Tokyo sits down in his spacious high rise apartment and begins typing something The words pour out and exhaust him He soon realizes that the words appearing on his laptop are memories of his first days in Nagasaki four years ago NagasaOf spirits a garrulous Welsh roommate and a lingering mystery Somehow he must finish the story of four years ago a story that involves a young Japanese girl the ghost of a dead Japanese writer and a mysterious island He must solve this mystery while maneuvering the hazards of middle management Surreal Or is it superrealA young American business analyst for the purpose of this review I’ll call him Bob sits down in his Tokyo apartment and begins to write a story It’s the story of how he arrived in Nagasaki four years ago An expat from Florida a lost soul far away from home in search of who knows what How to describe where I work We’re all highly paid analysts senior analysts such and such specialists and so on Our titles sound very impressive and very expensive but deep down in our souls we’re all failed artists movie stars poets and preachers In other words it’s your typical office Life isn’t only about professions though And Bob‘s soul search is about much as well This goes much deeper And it goes to strange places Places where reality and imagination blend together Where present past and future become one Places where ghosts walk the streets and where a lazy Welsh dragon that sings Cat Stevens songs and tries to uit smoking might be Bob‘s best friend or just a figment of his imagination The guy is losing his mind Reality is falling apartNot only Bob but I as well had sometimes trouble to tell what is real and what is imagined The plot constantly shifts in time and place and Bob’s thoughts and experiences that just a minute ago had been deeply resonating with something somewhere inside of me suddenly become so alien that it all turns into a kind of fever dreamMaybe the use of the word ‚plot‘ is a little misleading anyway Like Bob the narrative seems to be loosely floating around Unlike Bob though it doesn’t lose its grip at least not on this reader While a lot of the book is gloomy and contemplative it does also sometimes drift into the realm of absurdity to such an extent that I couldn’t help but laughIn spite of its mercurial appearance this book ultimately gives the impression that all of its madness has been well thought out And it is certainly very well written I might have to keep an eye on Daniel ClausenSince I’m incapable of explaining it any better let’s wrap it up here A surreal thought provoking and captivating read Almost impossible to categorize and hard to recommend to a particular kind of reader What I can say though is that it is likely to appeal to the mature reader that doesn‘t mind something left field I think this book should be given a try