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The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa
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There’s an old proverb that gets quoted a lot, in a lot of different situations. But, as I read Yōko Ogawa’s The Memory Police (beautifully translated by Stephen Snyder), I constantly thought of the frog in the pot of boiling water. This book, narrated by an unnamed novelist, takes place on an equally unnamed island ruled by the eponymous police, who are slowly disappearing things and making sure they are forgotten. The people on the island adapt to their losses. The only ones who buck against the disappearances are the ones whose memories don’t fade away. Will the disappearances ever end?

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss, for review consideration.
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Reading Progress

February 28, 2019 – Shelved
February 28, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
July 6, 2019 – Started Reading
July 7, 2019 – Finished Reading

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