Getting drunk in Tokyo, fighting in Paris, breaking up in New York and taking LSD in a small village in Russia — this all happens when the main character, Tanya, meets Hajime, her half-Japanese boyfriend diagnosed with bipolar disorder, an addict and a remarkably interesting man.
Made in Tokyo is full of beautiful and heartbreaking moments. The protagonist, Tanya, is the only constant in a non-chronological tale that chases her through airports, hotels and shifting relationships. A great study of love, human experience and how we relate to each other, it explores what happens when we do ‘what we’re not supposed to,’ and what’s at the end of a path of self-destruction. A must-read for anyone who has ever been lost.
Such an edgy novel. It is full of emotions and hardcore feelings. I was always comparing Tanya’s journey to mine. My girlfriend is diagnosed with bipolar. It was painful but it was worth reading it. It felt like going to the therapist but better (and cheaper)! 100% worth reading.
I was grabbed by the story from the first pages. No spoilers but here’s one: the story is not what it seems. Great plot twists. An exceptional description of the fate of a modern man rushing to the bottom, it's like a comprehensive generation guide. The best book of 2019 for me so far.