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The Resource Cult X, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated by Kalau Almony

Cult X, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated by Kalau Almony

Label
Cult X
Title
Cult X
Statement of responsibility
Fuminori Nakamura ; translated by Kalau Almony
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"The magnum opus by Akutagawa Prize-winner Fuminori Nakamura, Cult X is a story that dives into the psychology of fringe religion, obsession, and social disaffection. When Toru Narazaki's girlfriend, Ryoko, disappears, he tries to track her down, despite the warnings of a private detective he's hired to find her. Ryoko's past is shrouded in mystery, but the one concrete clue to her whereabouts is a previous address where she lived: in a compound in the heart of Tokyo, with a group that seems to be a cult led by a charismatic guru with a revisionist Buddhist scheme of life, death, and society. Narazaki plunges into the secretive world of the cult, ready to expose himself to any of the guru's brainwashing tactics if it means he can learn the truth about Ryoko. But the cult isn't what he expected, and he has no idea of the bubbling violence beneath its surface. Inspired by the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, Cult X is an exploration of what draws individuals into extremism. This multi-faceted novel is nothing less than a tour de force, capturing the connections between astrophysics, neuroscience, and religion. It is an invective against predatory corporate consumerism and exploitative geopolitics, and it is a love story about compassion in the face of nihilism"--
Member of
Summary
Searching for his girlfriend—Ryoko Tachibana, who has mysteriously disappeared—Toru Narazaki is drawn into the heart of Tokyo and the secretive and violent world of a cult led by a charismatic guru with a revisionist Buddhist scheme of life, death and society who is the only one who knows the truth about Ryoko
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10658583
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nakamura, Fuminori
Dewey number
895.636
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Almony, Kalau
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cults
  • Terrorism
  • Criminals
Target audience
adult
Label
Cult X, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated by Kalau Almony
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Original Japanese edition published in 2014 by Shueisha Inc. Tokyo
  • "A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060981993
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781616957865
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017043255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038463335
Label
Cult X, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated by Kalau Almony
Publication
Note
  • Original Japanese edition published in 2014 by Shueisha Inc. Tokyo
  • "A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060981993
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781616957865
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017043255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038463335

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