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From the author of Espresso Love and Secondhand Memories, the award-winning trailblazer of online literature and transmedia storytelling, comes an unconventional postmodern collection of fragments, moments, imaginings containing thought-provoking and enigmatic short stories, poetry, essay, excerpts, aphorisms, photography, typography, design and artwork.

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Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 28th 2016 by Inspiritus Press
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Cody Garrett
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been intrigued by S. Takatsu's work for a few years now, having followed his career ever since Secondhand Memories and through to Espresso Love. Perhaps what I found most intriguing about "Of Forests And Clocks And Dreams" besides the unorthodox style of blending artwork and photography with writing, is the way in which it flows. While the rhythm of the book is very dreamy and surreal--containing stories such as "The Boy And The Bird" which involves a parakeet speaking to its owner about ...more
L.C.
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Takatsu's work always impresses. Unlike his full novels, Espresso Love and Secondhand Memories, Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams experiments with form, compiling a mind-boggling series of artwork and written word. Though his form ranges widely, there seems to be an emerging theme of a mind struggling to understand itself and the entire universe - but fails at expressing it. Throughout the book, there is a deep sense of melancholy, sadness and a frustration that there should be something more.

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Christopher Pelayo
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been interested in the author's work ever since he made a name of himself of Textnovel with, Secondhand Memories, a Cellphone Novel. The printed copy was finally enough to bring me the raw emotions that I felt when I stumbled upon Takatsu, the author, a few years ago. Then, I heard he made another name of himself on Wattpad with Espresso Love. His works of fiction began to fascinate me and still continue to as well with all of his unpublished works that are available online. It wasn't unt ...more
Hibari Hanana *(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*
This collection of various pieces shows only a facet of the author, but every time I read a piece, I see something new. Some are easy reads, and others are more thoughtful. I would highly suggest reading different selections at different times of the day and not all of the pieces at the same time if you are not used to reading critically. This book must be read with thought and an open mind. My favorite selections included "I Walk Along A Shore" and "Consider the Stars."
Vanessa Glau
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It’s already been one and a half years since I discovered Takatsu and his writing. Not only do his visions and ideas provide food for thought, they almost force the reader to think outside the box and open their mind. Therefore, I absolutely had to get his latest work, a collection of short stories and essays, for my library.

The concept in itself is unusual: Small stories, scenes from his lengthy project Espresso Love, essays and poems mix with photos and paintings from different artists. Words
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Takatsu is a poet, novelist, publisher, designer, event and community coordinator and featured Wattpad Star of 20,000 followers from Toronto. In 2008, through Secondhand Memories , he pioneered English “cell phone novels”. In 2014, his acclaimed literary novel, Espresso Love won a Watty’s Award and reached 1 million reads. Inspiritus Press released his literary and art collection, Of Fore ...more