What do you think of the setting of the book?

Discuss the February 2014 book of the month A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.
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What do you think of the setting of the book?

Post by aaa1234 » 19 Jan 2015, 02:37

As the title suggests what do you think of the setting of the book? Is it strange, interesting, different. The book is set in Tokyo, Japan.

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Post by Duende Knocking » 02 Feb 2015, 16:18

Hmmm....I feel like you're looking for more than just "I liked the setting", but this is an odd question.

I like books set in Japan, in part because I used to live there and can relate to a lot of the places, foods, and cultural references.

I enjoyed how part of it took place away from the big cities, as well. It shows a certain intimacy the author has with the land.
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Post by Taylor Razzani » 21 Mar 2016, 14:32

I thought it was interesting that both of the main female characters had moved from what felt like home to them to places where they didn't necessarily fit in. But I guess it was their home for "the time being" if I may morph the phrase a little bit. :)

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