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Anime Stats
Days: 50.6
Mean Score: 6.81
  • Total Entries376
  • Rewatched44
  • Episodes2,976
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Sakura Quest
Sakura Quest
Today, 5:18 AM
Watching 16/25 · Scored 8
Carole & Tuesday
Carole & Tuesday
Sep 17, 2:24 AM
Watching 21/24 · Scored 7
Fruits Basket (2019)
Fruits Basket (2019)
Sep 14, 1:05 AM
Watching 24/25 · Scored 6
Manga Stats
Days: 4.4
Mean Score: 6.40
  • Total Entries30
  • Reread0
  • Chapters726
  • Volumes88
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Yotsuba to!
Yotsuba to!
Aug 21, 12:17 AM
Reading 102/? · Scored 9
Taiyou no Ie
Taiyou no Ie
Jan 21, 6:37 AM
Plan to Read · Scored -
Ushinawareta Toki wo Motomete
Ushinawareta Toki wo Motomete
Jan 4, 11:14 PM
Plan to Read · Scored -

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Gymkata Jan 7, 12:11 AM
Yeah impermanence is one of the most prominent themes in all of ISOLT. It's especially hard-hitting in Time Regained, where he is then in a position of contextualizing everything from previous books from every possible angle - I was weeping like a little bitch LOL. His powers of observation and insight into psychology are really astounding, especially considering he never really had a formal education. And the writing itself...he's one of those literary *stylists* whose pen is like Titian's paint brush - tomes of similes and metaphors, all crafted with such eloquence that it makes your jaw drop. That was my favorite part.

If you haven't read it already, another book you might enjoy with that theme is Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Another beautiful prose stylist in the same vein as Proust. And if you enjoy the book, watch the 1981 adaptation with Jeremy Irons, but not the movie (it's shit, comparatively). It's probably the best adaptation of a novel I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. One of my favorite scenes: A now middle-aged, loveless, childless, disillusioned Charles Ryder gets stationed temporarily at the base of Castle Howard, the now occupied home of his best friend during the halcyon days of youth. Really captivating:

https://youtu.be/GOKLsbtLsLQ?t=290


I've heard of Love Letter but haven't seen it yet. I've been slowly getting into Eastern movies and TV shows over the past year or two.
Gymkata Jan 6, 9:39 PM
Ahhhh brings back memories. I've heard it said that Proust could write a book about an egg, turn it over and write another book about it, leaving the reader enthralled the entire time LOL. So true. The images and people he describes are so fleshed out they'll remain in your memory for years. I'd have a hard time deciding on which book was my favorite. I wish I could have read in French...
Gymkata Jan 6, 12:54 PM
I saw the pic in your sig. Sure reminds me of Le Grand Hotel de Cabourg in the background. Proust fan?