|Egoist Hazard: Probably the most annoying books I've read recently BY FAR
||[Nov. 20th, 2009|11:54 pm]
The main thing I want to say about Egoist Hazard by Imaizumi Masako and illustrated by Yukifuna Kaoru is, "Don't read it." Not even the pretty art makes it worth even cracking the damned thing open. It's about a secretary who works in the secretarial pool for the company president, who has to deal with president's nephew come to fill in for the ill president. Secretary boy is somewhat of an ice queen, gorgeous but cold and expressionless. He's good at his job, and resents the very (VERY) arrogant nephew (from America) who is, to put it mildly, a total and utter jackass. Talk about class privilege. He's grown up with a silver spoon in his mouth. While he is actually very talented at business, he treats his subordinates unnecessarily harshly. He crosses the line and just abuses his position to treat people like shit. Things happen, the two start having sex, mostly with boss being really really pushy. Boss still is not that nice to secretary, so secretary has the understandable idea that he's just a convenient fucktoy without the complications that can come of hetero sex. Secretary is totally gay, btw. There's this utterly unfascinating complication involving an ex-boyfriend and an icky (and even more abusive of his position) company president that involves some non-con (and provides the opening for boss to force secretary to have sex, naturally. There's nothing like being saved from one very unpleasant situation only to be turned on by your rescuer!). In any case, secretary realizes he's in love with boss (GAG) thanks to ex-bf's helpful questioning (I am utterly repulsed that the creep that is ex-bf gets to come out looking decent at the end, because there is just NO EXCUSE for selling out your unsuspecting bf to be raped to get a job. NO EXCUSE.) and decides he needs to run away before boss dumps him. So he gets a job offer from a friendly U.S. Senator (who, btw, loves to drag random men and women into bed for threesomes with his wife) and offers his resignation. This pisses boss off because he thinks secretary was just moving from one patron to another (he thinks Senator wants secretary for the sex). Secretary objects, and then we get the moment of truth. We learn the boss is truly and utterly a self-absorbed jackass. He reveals that secretary isn't just some fucktoy, because anything his dick touches obviously must be special to him. He never treats secretary well or shows an inkling of kindness, but secretary should've just known. Of course secretary is happy and grateful to find out (finally) that boss loves him, and boss commands him to be his personal secretary forever and ever.
I can't believe how pissed off I was at the end because the boss never shows any kind of remorse. He gets to stay on his high horse from beginning to end, bossing around secretary and expecting secretary to submit. GAH. There isn't even a decent protest from secretary for boss's treatment of him!
Once again I say, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK.