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View Poll Results: Whose debut will we witness in August?
The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin 2 33.33%
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman 3 50.00%
Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym 2 33.33%
I Am a Cat by Soseki Natsume 5 83.33%
Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout 3 50.00%
Every Day is Mother's Day by Hilary Mantel 2 33.33%
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:19 PM   #16
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I have always found Soseki to be relatable, but I have a passing knowledge of the Japanese language and have read many books on the history of Japan and its culture. Hopefully, I can contribute to the conversation in a useful way.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:00 PM   #17
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I am looking forward to this novel. One of my favorite reads last year was a modern Japanese novel, The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa. Therefore I am curious to read another cat book from a different era.

Perhaps a quick overview of the Meiji era of Japanese history (time period when the book was written) might be helpful in understanding the satire.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_(era)
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I have always found Soseki to be relatable, but I have a passing knowledge of the Japanese language and have read many books on the history of Japan and its culture. Hopefully, I can contribute to the conversation in a useful way.
I worked for a Japanese company for 10 years. But sadly, the limit of my Japanese is about a half dozen words or phrases.

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I am looking forward to this novel. One of my favorite reads last year was a modern Japanese novel, The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa. Therefore I am curious to read another cat book from a different era.

Perhaps a quick overview of the Meiji era of Japanese history (time period when the book was written) might be helpful in understanding the satire.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiji_(era)
Thanks for that. It should help.
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I’m in. The preview on Amazon looked promising.

Of course we’ll have to read a dog book next month. Equal time, etc.
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I’m in. The preview on Amazon looked promising.

Of course we’ll have to read a dog book next month. Equal time, etc.
Oh, excellent!

If you want a dog book the next time, you'll just have to come up with one that fits (it can be a stretch) with the theme for September, Labour of Love: Working Class. But in terms of equal time, I'll note that you're our fourth cat avatar and we've got only one dog.
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Cats would never agree to equal time with dogs. They have never got over being gods in ancient Egypt.

Maybe a biography of a guide dog would fit the next theme, always supposing there was such a book! They are certainly amazing dogs.
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Oh, excellent!

If you want a dog book the next time, you'll just have to come up with one that fits (it can be a stretch) with the theme for September, Labour of Love: Working Class. But in terms of equal time, I'll note that you're our fourth cat avatar and we've got only one dog.
There is an awful lot about his working dog Floss in James Rebanks excellent A Shepherd's Life.
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Balto the sled dog is the subject of several books, including The Cruelest Miles.
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Clearly, there are possibilities! The Rebanks book sounds particularly interesting, especially to one who bemoans the death of the seminal British television series One Man and His Dog.

I admit, I had a more prosaic set of books in mind when I suggested this theme, but if there's one thing we've all seen in the last year and a half, it's that themes have a life of their own!
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Or Chet, hard-working private eye dog extraordinaire in Spencer Quinn’s series. Another animal narrator for Issy!

That does feel like a bit of a stretch, though. Were there any dogs in “Grapes of Wrath”?
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Or Chet, hard-working private eye dog extraordinaire in Spencer Quinn’s series. Another animal narrator for Issy!

That does feel like a bit of a stretch, though. Were there any dogs in “Grapes of Wrath”?
Heh. Dog on It was nominated last November, as an unreliable narrator. (It could be nominated again.)
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