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reviewed Tatami Galaxy by Emily Balistrieri

Tomihiko Morimi, Emily Balistrieri: Tatami Galaxy (2022, HarperCollins Publishers) 4 stars

tatami galaxy

5 stars

If you can penetrate the thick layer of irony that the protagonist's self-aggrandizing narration is coated with, it's an amusing book. I often like familiar things more, so the repetitive structure worked to its advantage – I grew fond of these characters, as dubious as most of them were.

Actually, I can't give a general recommendation for this book. It's the sort of work that makes me wonder what kind of person the author is. It's perhaps a book for someone who wants to examine a particular Type of Guy under a microscope.