Dreams of Speaking

Dreams of Speaking

Book - 2006
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'We must talk, Alice Black, about this world of modern things. This buzzing world.' Alice is entranced by the aesthetics of technology and, in every aeroplane flight, every Xerox machine, every neon sign, sees the poetry of modernity. Mr Sakamoto, a survivor of the atomic bomb, is an expert on Alexander Graham Bell. The pair forge an unlikely friendship as Mr Sakamoto regales Alice with stories of twentieth-century invention. His own knowledge begins to inform her writing, and these two solitary beings become a mutual support for each other a long way from home.
Publisher: Vintage,� 2006
ISBN: 9781741665222
Branch Call Number: AF JONE


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Mar 21, 2014

This novel has almost no narrative and is a little too precious. The best parts of the book are those related to the Japanese man and stories of early technology. The plot at the end is inexplicable. Dreams indeed.

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