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Book Report: Same Bed Different Dreams

The Buffalo Sabres fan subreddit is not an inherently obvious place 1To be fair, when you boil down the topic it’s basically about an existential persistence of hope amid hopelessness.to obtain literary fiction recommendations.

But that is what turned me on to Ed Park’s ‘Same Bed Different Dreams’ and I am glad it did.

Ed Park

I don’t even think I can begin to describe the details of the ride the book took me on, other to say it was wild. Somehow it all connects the Japanese occupation of Korea, a modern Google-esque company, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Harold Lloyd, the Sabres’ famed French Connection line, the Korean War and its aftermath, James Dean, Kim Il Sung, and Brett Hull’s illegitimate goal to ‘defeat’ the Sabres in the 1999 Stanley Cup Final.

Not to forget Taro Tsujimoto.

As a lifelong Sabres’ fan the references in this book were total catnip, but I reckon this fantastic achievement is well worth a read for anyone. Long live the Korean Provisional Government and all its members.