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The Resource Cult X

Cult X

Label
Cult X
Title
Cult X
Statement of responsibility
Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Kalau Almony
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The magnum opus by Japanese literary sensation 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 Tachibana, disappears, he tries to track her down, despite the warnings of the 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 in the heart of Tokyo. She lived in a compound 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 he is stepping into.Inspired by the 1995 sarin gas terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway, Cult X is an exploration of what draws individuals into extremism. It is a tour de force that captures the connections between astrophysics, neuroscience, and religion; an invective against predatory corporate consumerism and exploitative geopolitics; and a love story about compassion in the face of nihilism
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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.
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10658583
Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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  • Nakamura, Fuminori
  • Almony, Kalau
Dewey number
895.636
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1977-
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  • Almony, Kalau
  • Nakamura, Fuminori
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
Cult X
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:50bcce20-35ae-46f1-abda-2d5378b1f0cf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781616957872
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Cult X
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:50bcce20-35ae-46f1-abda-2d5378b1f0cf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616957872
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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