A Tale for the Time Being


“A Time Being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”


And just like that, we are sucked into the world of Nao and Ruth, each feeding of the other for existence and validation.

The themes in this novel are expansive, and includes forays into philosophy, the afterlife, Zen Buddhism and quantum physics.

The characters’ struggles and questions, though seemingly simple and direct, are very real and relevant.

I’m beginning to feel that there’s something about Japanese authors which set them apart. My first Ruth Ozeki novel, and I love her already.

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