Espresso Love (A Dystopian Japan Novel) #Wattys2014

Espresso Love (A Dystopian Japan Novel) #Wattys2014

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TAKATSU タカ By takatsu Completed

In Tokyo, where the System siphons thought, emotions & memories, a literature student meets a strange psychic girl and they embark on an escape from mindless agents, dream worlds and reality itself, in a soul-searching journey for love, for identity and what it means to be human. But all that remains is a peculiar coffee shop order.

The novel examines the human condition, perception, socio-political systems, capitalism and consumer culture, incorporating paranoiac conspiracy theories, surreal cosmic visions, circular symbolism and shifting parallel worlds, with profound discussions of coffee, art, literature and music.

[Dystopia, Magical Realism, Philosophy, Literary]

#1 Sci-Fi, Spiritual; #Wattys2014 Award Winner; Featured on Wattpad, IndieReader, @DIGonUSA

"Struck me to the very core of my being."
"Very interesting concept of reality... Thought provoking.."
"I have been turned to a whole new way of thinking because of you."

"Like a seven course meal full of spice and illumination... One does not listen to a classical piece to get to its ending. No. It is the ride, the moment by moment...a genuine Masamune among stories."

"It was both personable and philosophical. A rare breed of good story and thought provoking ideas... A virtual standing ovation would not be enough to encapsulate the absolute awe I have of you."

"It's not a regular thing to find a piece of work that oozes sophistication and embodies literature and art."

"The world Takatsu has created opens to the deeper awareness of another, the draw of another." - Mary L Tabor, Wattpad author, essayist, professor

"Offers acute, almost painful observations of the minutiae of life, if life took place in a Murakami snow-globe." - IndieReader Insiders

"Vapoury style that seems to hover off world at times...haunting and strange (which is good)...You're on to something different, striking." - B.W. Powe, York University English Professor, award-winning author, poet, philosopher

  • alternate-universe
  • anime
  • capitalism
  • coffee
  • dream
  • dystopia
  • inspirational
  • japan
  • literary
  • litfic
  • litreads
  • magic-realism
  • murakami
  • philosophy
  • psychic
  • romance
  • speculative
  • spiritual
  • thriller
  • wattpadstars
This is going to be so interesting! I'm looking forward to what will happen next!
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL seriously why haven't I read this before?? It's not even started and I know it's going to be superb
YOU HAVE GREAT TASTE I'm so happy rn seriously this is my bookshelf in a nutshell :')
misselementalxx misselementalxx Dec 03, 2016
The cover looks awesome. Do you make your covers or do you have someone make them? 😮
masheena masheena Jan 30
I'm excited to start reading! Have you ever read "After Dark" by Murakami? Reminds me of the scenes in the diner from it. Love Tokyo so much.