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

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  • anime
  • capitalism
  • coffee
  • dream
  • dystopia
  • inspirational
  • japan
  • literary
  • litfic
  • litreads
  • magic-realism
  • murakami
  • philosophy
  • psychic
  • romance
  • speculative
  • spiritual
  • thriller
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Denise_kuksy Denise_kuksy Apr 12, 2017
This is going to be so interesting! I'm looking forward to what will happen next!
circularities circularities Jun 30, 2017
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
circularities circularities Jun 30, 2017
YOU HAVE GREAT TASTE I'm so happy rn seriously this is my bookshelf in a nutshell :')
moonhearted moonhearted Dec 30, 2017
i lov this already omg ! ♥︎i remember plucking open this story when i first joined wattpad on my old acc & im so excited to read it again ! !  ♥︎
moonhearted moonhearted Dec 30, 2017
oki i kindve recognize some of this from my euro class ? i think
circularities circularities Jun 30, 2017