Impressions from the reading life
I loved this. It made me think, taught me Zazen (which was kind of creepy, because I had decided a couple of days ago that Zazen was the right kind of meditation for me), and kept me real good company.
I enjoy pondering our concept of time and I loved in how many different ways Ozeki does touch upon the subject. As a perfect companion film, I advice you to pick up the poetic Nostalgia de la Luz, which I happened to watch the other night. (Another coincidence - a lot for one book, right?)
The characters felt real, the story was extraordinary - maybe a bit over the top in the end, but since it all belongs in the same pot of motifs, I do get it.
I'm sure this book will stay with me for a long time.