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by Ray Loriga

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Ray Loriga
ISBN: 0802141471
ISBN13: 978-0802141477
Language: English
Publisher: Grove Press (July 15, 2004)
Pages: 272
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A pitch-perfect piece for our times filled with hypnotic prose, Tokyo Doesn’t Love Us Anymore is both a riveting story and a thoughtful exploration of the drug culture that surrounds us, the nature of forgetfulness, and the implacable tyranny of what it means to be human when everything, including human identity, can be bought. Part crime novel, part political allegory, part love story.

Start by marking Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore as Want to Read .

Start by marking Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Cut this book by a third or more and you'd perhaps have something truly remarkable-for Loriga came close here to fibrillating my heart; as it stands, two hundred and sixty pages provides a repast that, while tasty and tempting, even touching, contains too much in the way of empty calories.

Jorge Loriga Torrenova, better known as Ray Loriga (born March 5, 1967), is a Spanish author, screenwriter, and . Loriga married Spanish-Danish singer-songwriter.

Jorge Loriga Torrenova, better known as Ray Loriga (born March 5, 1967), is a Spanish author, screenwriter, and director (born Madrid, 1967). His first novel Lo Peor de todo (The Worst Thing of All), was published in 1992, and was followed by Héroes in 1993. Caídos del Cielo - La pistola de mi hermano (My Brother's Gun) was the first of his novels to be published in English, and he directed a film based on this book in 1997 Loriga married Spanish-Danish singer-songwriter Christina Rosenvinge in 1989.

Tokyo Doesn't Love Us An. .has been added to your Cart. In Spanish writer Loriga's derivative novel, an anonymous narrator travels the world of the near future selling memory-erasing drugs to anyone with recollections they'd rather forget. The callous but despairing narrator peddles "chemical" for the "Company," which sends him around the globe, from Arizona to Bangkok, from Berlin to Tokyo. In each exotic port-of-call the agent makes a sale or two, has anonymous sex and collects memories he himself will one day have to erase.

With his intense new novel Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore, Loriga lays bare the world we live in, the drug .

With his intense new novel Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore, Loriga lays bare the world we live in, the drug culture that surrounds us, the nature of forgetfulness, and the implacable tyranny of emotions. Set in the very near future, it is the story of a traveling salesman floating from arid Arizona parking lots to steamy Bangkok bars to peddle the hottest new commodity for a group known only as The Company. A pitch-perfect mood piece for our times, quickened with his graceful and hypnotic prose, Loriga is tackling nothing less than the question of what it means to be human when everything, including human identity, can be bought.

And my Apachefriends, who don't know who the Cid is, wolf it all down ina second and then ask for more, and beer and then tequilaand then more beer and so on until the big guy brings us thebill and I pay it all. We go back to the car and take a drive around the town,which is a tiny town with prefabricated houses and a malland one of those American canteens just like the ones wesaw in the east before the fall of communism and which areprobably called Macdonalds here. Poverty is multi-coloured in America, like the Shop.

by Ray Loriga & translated by John King

by Ray Loriga & translated by John King. He may have a girlfriend in Tokyo, but she stays in the shadows, and his only relationship is with the Company that supplies him with product. The Company communicates through e-mails. Salesmen sometimes steal product and disappear, so they are frequently tested.

Manufacturer: Canongate Books Ltd Release date: 21 August 2003 ISBN-10 : 1841954152 ISBN-13: 9781841954158.

My friday afternoon's not so good rissoto and some very good words by Ray Loriga Tokio Doesn't Love Us Anymore. My friday afternoon's not so good rissoto and some very good words by Ray Loriga.

Set in the very near future, this is the story of a traveling salesman floating from arid Arizona parking lots to steamy Bangkok bars to peddle the hottest new commodity-a drug that erases memory-for a group known only as The Company. 4 people like this topic

Set in the very near future, this is the story of a traveling salesman floating from arid Arizona parking lots to steamy Bangkok bars to peddle the hottest new commodity-a drug that erases memory-for a group known only as The Company. 4 people like this topic.

This is a disturbing and exhilarating novel in which the anonymous protagonist, a dealer offering a range of the latest chemicals designed to make consumers forget everything, finds his past and present, along with his own identity, disintegrate under the effects of these 'drugs of oblivion'. Set in the very near future, this novel is very much in the style of dystopias like Orwell's 1984, while also evoking the bewildering visual universe of Blade Runner.The protagonist moves through a world of cynical consumerism, whether in Arizona, South East Asia or Europe, under the constant scrutiny of the Company in whose products he deals. The alienating urban environment that surrounds him intensifies the feeling that he does not belong to any one country or place. His life is spent in transit on deserted motorways or in crowded airports and anonymous hotel rooms, punctuated by business contacts with similarly nameless customers and random, meaningless sexual encounters. There is no place for guilt or personal responsibility in a society in which one's acts are easily forgotten thanks to drugs designed to erase all memories from the mind.The protagonist speaks with a disarming humor born of his detachment from life, personal relationships and the very consequences of his actions. What makes this vision so alarming is the fact that both its observations and its conclusions are entirely believable.
Comments to eBook Tokyo Doesn't Love Us Anymore
OwerSpeed
This is a roaringly good novel. I haven't had this much fun reading a book since Deborah Hersh is a Liar. But this but is more than just entertainment. It has hidden depths. Notice the river imagery in the opening. The final scene is also extremely powerful. I don't want to spoil it. Buy it and enjoy.
Tamesya
The use of amnesia and disconnected events makes it an exciting read. It kind of reminds me of Brave New World as for the aspect of drug use. I feel this will become a classic some day.
Braendo
I picked this up based on the the quote by Almodovar (who the author cowrote the screenplay Live Flesh) " A facinating cross between Marguerite Duras and Jim Thompson". Intrigued I decided to read it. Maybe it was the translation (translated from Spanish) but I did not see much of Duras or Thompson in this work. Closer in style to W. Burroughs. Tale of a travelling salesman peddeling a mind erasing drug and as audience we are left to piece together the fragments of our narrators own story which he himself does not remember from repeated use of his own product. Fans of non-linear storytelling might be more tolerant of this novel but I got bored and ploughed my way through the last third of the book.

wish I had enjoyed this book more than I did.
Dianazius
I really couldn't leave the review posted above as the only note on this outstanding book.
The story itself unravels with a sense of entropic disintegration; running in tandem with the central character's loss of self and a release of absolution - after all he sells a chemical that erases memories. The genius of this subtlety gives the reader credit for understanding the plot and naturally etching possible conclusions - Loriga has out-thought the process in delivering this masterpiece in great style, entertainment and prose.
In short an excellent read. Get it!!!
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