阅读报告:《我们从未不认识》 林宥嘉 x 万金油

万金油,涂得我就懂,写字的我不认识,所以,这本书是在一位编辑朋友的介绍下才买来看的。

之前对林宥嘉也没有什么了解,觉得他很玄,就这样而已。一两首脍炙人口的歌,也不足以让我买他的书。

可是就是看了那位编辑朋友的短短几句介绍,我就买了。你说,文字的力量,说多厉害有多厉害,说多没有也可以没用。

反正就是买了,也看了。看了两遍。写阅读报告起码要把书看两遍,第一遍看故事看文笔,第二遍用自己的感觉沉淀,不看两遍以上是写不出真心感想的;对不起读者,也对不起写字的作者。

Cover
Cover

结果是,我非常喜欢万金油的文字。后面的作者简介说 “任职媒体,有三只猫”,所以我还是没有很了解谁是万金油就对了,而且google上除了这本小说外也没有很多关于她个人的消息或是资料。哎呀。

《我们从未不认识》的前半部是由万金油根据林宥嘉十二首歌曲名称和其中的歌词来创作出十二篇故事,有傻傻好笑的,也有痛心疾首的。第一篇的《早开的晚霞》就让我好喜欢,因为那是一个悲哀的故事,是的,我喜欢悲伤调子的故事说法和情节。后面的几篇文字都用共同的社区和人物串连起来,每一篇故事都是关于一位生活在同一个社区内的某一个人,日常生活交集着下一个故事的主人翁但却又不相识,让你最后明白到,其实这就是我们自己,也让我恍然大悟原来这就是《我们从未不认识》的真正意义。

书名取得好。

万金油的故事多元化,但是骨子里却透露着很深的观察能力和想法。每一篇文章里都有人生的转折故事和那些刺眼到让你点头的字句:

《残酷月光》:不是我有耐心,而是我对任何的辱骂都无感,一个人无感,什么苦便能忍下去了。

《说慌》:亲戚这种生物的特点之一,就是擅长帮你的人生下注解做结论。

《身同感受》:当每个人都在唱寂寞,把寂寞挂在嘴边,那还有谁是不寂寞的?每个人都在说寂寞,其实寂寞就不在了。

《心酸》:那些大家一眼看穿的事,你就是的配合着演,绕着一圈,让那些简单的事变得复杂些,因为这些复杂,反而有些遮掩,大家可以睁一只眼闭一只眼过下去。

《拾荒》:我们看太多连续剧,太多俗气的电影,对于丧妻的父亲的第二春常抱着社会新闻案件的奇情来想像,但真实人生没那么小说戏剧化,但又平凡到你不知道如何去应对,只好撇过头去。

《自然醒》:原来,这个社会是不容许寡妇快乐的。 

我看完后一直在想:是什么样的写字人能写出这样的深沉生活无奈却又不滥情?网路上说她是位八十后的女作家,真的吗?纳闷,真的没搜到多少资料呐。

Index
Index

林宥嘉在看完了万金油的创作之后,就沿着自己的想法再写出另一篇文章,如此纠结下去,害我看完了第一遍后,再以对比的方式一篇万金油对一篇林宥嘉的作法看第二遍。觉得如此才能更贴近林宥嘉看了万金油后的感想和写文章时的情绪。是的,我是如此龟毛。

林宥嘉则是玄,可见也很有走上才子的路线;反正他就是天马行空,有搞笑也有认真。我最喜欢的是他最后一篇文章:Paul McCartney is dead. 

“一旦被信任的事情,无论用什么方式推翻,都不会被消灭。社会上每个人有自己各自的见解,见解衍生见解,真正左右感官的,从来都不是真相。“

我觉得这是一本值得花时间的书,它简而易读,并不会占去你太多时间。它虽然不是天旋地转的那一种,但是却在故事陈述上让你有所感触。

后记:玄,我是在看了这本书后,才开始听林宥嘉唱歌的。不好意思。

后记二:聂永真凭此书设计获得设计大奖。

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Book Review: <We’ve met before> by Yoga Lin & Wan Jin You

Yoga Lin is a Taiwanese singer known for his dreamy voice and music presentation. He is a product of a well-known Taiwanese singing competition, crowned as the winner on the first season of the show.

But Yoga did not turn into one of those by-product – without soul and singing generic love songs. Instead this boy-to-man is one of the most forward thinking and experimental singers in Taiwanese at the moment.

So naturally you need a book to complete the circle: music record, art exhibition, book writing and maybe a movie. That’s how the record company plays the game. So here is it.

The book is partnering with Wan Jin You, a Taiwanese writer, based on the Yoga’s song titles. With merely titles and lyrics, this mysterious writer churned out twelves awesome stories. All of it carrying a depressive undertone of the society and life. Again, these are stories around us. Perhaps we are just trying to ignore it when we read it on the daily newspaper. But Wan Jin You writes with flare, and  creating plots for you to enjoy. I love it.

Example? From one of the articles:

<Woke Up> : The truth is, this society does not allowed a happy widow.

Naturally, it is referring to the conservative Taiwanese society.

Yoga Lin then returns the favour by composing another twelve short stories after reading Wan Jin You’s writing. Like a real crossover.

Verdict: I think it is a good read, for the stories and plots. Easy and short stories based, you should be able to finish it in a few coffee or tea session.

Try.

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2 thoughts on “阅读报告:《我们从未不认识》 林宥嘉 x 万金油

  1. love this old-school “阅读报告”…. you are a fast reader!
    this post makes me realise: maybe its time to explore more genre of books. 🙂
    gong xi fa cai rachel x

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    1. Thanks for reading! And yes, you should venture out to read different sort of titles. I hope I can provide a platform for you to pick up new titles via my reviews. 🙂
      Sharing is caring. Jia You!

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