“Opening a book is entering someone else’s consciousness with your own.” (79)
“We are a memory fragment encapsulated in time, right now, we continue in isolation from the rest of the world, listening to old songs, reminiscing about past memories we had never truly shared, lifetimes ago we might have met, the futures we already see, at the crossroads of past and present and future… We are soul and consciousness and part of the same essence… I will find you, I say, even if you’re a thousand miles away. I’ll be able to tell because the cosmos is swirling and whirling and singing around you and it knows you. I know you. I resonate with you.”
Between soulmates, an excerpt from “Oldies” (Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams, Inspiritus Press, page 49-50)
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Love your soul and expand your mind with my new book, a groundbreaking unconventional collection of literary short stories, poetry, philosophy, artwork, design, photography and more, that takes Espresso Love beyond.
Some exciting things have been happening dear reader! Read on!
We have come a long way and the book has been successfully printed, Inspiritus Press the publishing company spreading its wings and pre-release strategies are in play and foundations are being laid down and many carefully prepared Kickstarter packages have reached their respective owners! Thank you once again for your incredible support. Without you, it wouldn’t be possible right now, nor will the book be in the hands of so many. It’s truly a meaningful project and a meaningful new experience from start to finish and beyond. This new book is a very dear personal project to me, containing all of my heart and soul and many challenging thought-provoking ideas. I believe it will inspire many!
There is still much work to be done and now things open up to infinite possibilities which also is incredibly daunting. We are all scrambling to learn the ropes and learn our way around the industry! Soon it will be available for pre-order on retail listings and we will concentrate efforts on reviews, blogs, and other publicity channels. April 29th, we officially release the book and it will be available in print and eBook packages on the Inspiritus Press site, Amazon, and other retailers! If you are interested in advance copies, signing, reviews, interviews, guest blogs, press releases and anything at all, feel free to contact me asap at taka[at]inspirituspress.com
For purchasing, information and photos of the book: http://inspirituspress.com/OFCD
And the Kickstarter origins: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/takatsu/of-forests-and-clocks-and-dreams-a-writing-collect/
Hope you can help rate and review wherever possible! Thank you so much. Without you, this book wouldn’t be possible.
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About the Book
From the award-winning trailblazer of English cell phone novels and digital literature comes an unconventional postmodern collection of fragments, moments, imaginings containing thought-provoking and enigmatic short stories, poetry, essay, notes, drafts, excerpts, aphorisms, photography, typography, design and artwork. The book explores surreal visions and philosophical themes of the self and identity, human condition and the soul, subjective perception and the nature of reality, criticism of the system and exploration of spirituality and the cosmos through strange conversations, umbrellas, a talking bird, grandfather clocks, a transfigured stone, white rice, bookstores, a man with twelve toes, and more.
“[His pieces] have a timeless quality, little legends or fables that enlighten or explain a philosophy of life, a zen moment… [they] touch on an innate mystery of things that your stories allow one to see.”
– Patricia Keeney, Professor of Creative Writing at York University, Award-winning Poet, Critic, Author of One Man Dancing
“A thought provoking work that will leave the reader questioning the very existence around them… [Takatsu] always seems to be breaking the rules and combining various mediums of art… The pioneer of English Cell Phone Novels has continued to approach writing—and art as a whole—in different ways, breaking and manipulating constructs to produce work that, while still holding ties to the written word, manifests into something that defies its very foundation…A great glimpse into what the future of the written word—and art as a whole—can be.”
– C.J. Garrett, Author of Memoirs of a Zygote (Trapped in a Human’s Body)
“Takatsu is a fascinating writer, musician and illustrator and is at the forefront of transmedia storytelling.”
– Rowena Wiseman, Author of Searching for Von Honningsbergs, The Replacement Wife, Bequest, Silver.
“I am awestruck at the philosophical stance of your writing. Your writing is akin to that of Murakami in its surrealist execution.”
– Shane Oltingir, Wattpad Reader
Release: April 29, 2016
5” x 8” Paperback
240 pg (56 pg art/photo/design)
Advance Copies Available