Cristallisation Secrète

Cristallisation Secrète Book Details

L’île où se déroule cette histoire est depuis toujours soumise à un étrange phénomène : les choses et les êtres semblent promis à une sorte d’effacement diaboliquement orchestré. Quand un matin les oiseaux disparaissent à jamais, la jeune narratrice de ce livre ne s’épanche pas sur cet événement dramatique, le souvenir du chant d’un oiseau s’est évanoui tout comme celui de l’émotion que provoquaient en elle la beauté d’une fleur, la délicatesse d’un parfum, la mort d’un être cher. Après les animaux, les roses, les photographies, les calendriers et les livres, les humains semblent touchés : une partie de leur corps va les abandonner.
En ces lieux demeurent pourtant de singuliers personnages. Habités de souvenirs, en proie à la nostalgie, ces êtres sont en danger. Traqués par les chasseurs de mémoires, ils font l’objet de rafles terrifiantes…
Un magnifique roman, angoissant, kafkaïen. Une subtile métaphore des régimes totalitaires, à travers laquelle Yoko Ogawa explore les ravages de la peur et ceux de l’insidieux phénomène d’effacement des images, des souvenirs, qui peut conduire à accepter le pire.

Get a Copy :

Amazon ABEBOOKS
Title:Cristallisation Secrète
Edition Language:French
ISBN:9782742788293
Format Type:

    Cristallisation Secrète Reviews

  • Marchpane

    The Memory Police is a hypnotic, gentle novel, that begins as a surveillance-state dystopia and ends as something more existential: a surreal and haunting meditation on our sense of self. First pu...

  • Robin

    The horrors of forgetting At first glance, The Memory Police, originally published in Japan in 1994 and now available in an excellent English translation, looks like a descendant of George Orwell's...

  • Amalia Gavea

    ‘’Long ago, before you were born, there were many more things here; my mother used to tell me when I was still a child. ‘’Transparent things, fragrant things...fluttery ones, bright ones......

  • Carol

    The Memory Police is one of my top ten books for 2019.Originally published in 1994, and released in translation only this year, and with a decent marketing budget as evidenced by the stunning cover an...

  • Michael

    Quiet and understated, The Memory Police reflects on what it means to remember the past in the face of state repression. The allegorical novel follows an unnamed writer living on a remote island locke...

  • Olivia (Stories For Coffee)

    This book cannot be rated because it surpasses that structure of confinement that a star rating can give. I picked this book up from my library after seeing it in B&N and reading the blurb, “a haunt...

  • Beata

    It is ages since I read '1984', but all my memoeries of reading this novel returned to me while I became engrossed in The Memory Police.An island where everything gradually disappears and where everyb...

  • Meike

    Now Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020Who we are strongly depends on our past experiences and the reality that has surrounded us, so what happens if, bit by bit, this reality is made ...

  • Henk

    Still, unsettling and meditative. Homes in on being oppressed and loss of memory, and how far a gliding scale can go - Nominated for the Booker International Prize - 4 starsMy soul seems to be breakin...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    I just realized I never reviewed this! I don't have much to say, honestly, so.... let's jump in.The premise for this book was so fascinating to me, and page by page I came up with new questions about ...