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Love fated to be consummated, logic be damned [Apr. 18th, 2009|11:13 pm]
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Tabun suki, kitto suki by Tono Haruhi and Asato Eiri is one of those books with pretty art and a lame story. It's about the prince of an all-boy's school who likes to seduce, fuck, then dump innocent underclassmen (though he does it in a subtle, genteel way...), the older step-brother of one of his victims, and their love that would never have bloomed in anything resembling reality. It started off promising, with a prince who is very good at presenting an appealing image and having people adore him for his beauty and charisma, and a sweet young thing that had been picked up, used, and abandoned in two weeks. Throw in a very uptight yet manly and attractive new older stepbrother of sweet young thing and I was hoping for decent things. Unfortunately, I got crap. Older brother transfers into the all-boy's school and ends up in prince's class. What does he do? He (childishly) ignores the prince as "punishment" for taking advantage of his younger brother. Prince has NO IDEA WHY this guy he'd never met before was treating him so coldly. Outwardly he treats older brother like everyone else though utterly confused and upset on the inside. Older brother realizes his (childish) silent treatment will not (magically) produce the regret and begging for forgiveness he wants (but hasn't bothered telling prince about), so he decides that he needs to *really* give prince a dose of his own medicine...By raping him. For some reason or another the sex doesn't stop at one incident. Prince is not really happy about the situation, so when he runs into sweet young thing he tries to manipulate him into putting pressure on his older brother to stop. Unfortunately shrewd older brother sees through his manipulation and in punishment he ends up having a very humiliating and painful threesome with the brothers, which included the younger brother sticking something into his penis. I...really question the morality and judgement of the older brother to allow a clueless kid to do something so potentially dangerous, as well as having his innocent younger brother participate in such messed up sex. But that's neither here nor there. In any case, this causes prince to become more afraid of and thus more submissive to older brother, even though he still shows flashes of defiance. This results in daily (or close to it) sex in all manner of places at school. Which once again makes me question the judgement of...Oh fuck it. We all know semes think with their dicks. Older brother basically uses the excuse of prince's "guilt," his need for "punishment," his defiant attitude, whatever, to fuck prince real good. It all comes to a head when the most fervent of prince's admirers see the two going at it and feel betrayed that their "pure" prince wasn't pure at all. So of course they want some of what older brother is getting. They try to have a little friendly gangbang, but when prince calls out for his rapist aka great love of his life aka knight to the rescue, said rapist aka great love of his life aka knight to the rescue actually shows up and rescues him (his seme "my bitch is in danger of being sullied by some other dog" radar went off). And I think they have magical healing sex after grudgingly confessing their love for each other. I could not help but think the two deserved each other.

[User Picture]From: zehavit_lamasu
2009-04-19 11:57 am (UTC)
Oh yaoi logic! you never fail to amuse me! XD

I suspect I would enjoy this novel in the usual horrified sorta way ^^;;.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-04-21 08:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, you probably would enjoy it. You have so much more tolerance for this kind of crap than me. XD;
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[User Picture]From: keelieinblack
2009-04-19 02:53 pm (UTC)
*giggle* Oh, this sounds awful. Doesn't help that the "IGNORE!"/"Wh, why is he being so cold to me?" bit reminds me of Twilight.

For some reason when I started reading this summary I thought it was going to turn out differently--older brother starting out all "GRARGH HATE!" but eventually succumbing to prince's charms and falling stupidly in love and learning about whatever Secret Pain makes him sleep around. Not any more logical (or less cliché), of course, but it might have been less rage-inducing....
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-04-21 08:05 am (UTC)
Doesn't 50% of all romance have the cold shoulder routine included somewhere in there?

I thought there'd be Secret Pain as well. I felt a little let down that prince turned out to be a player who simply liked to sleep around, but older brother is the one that really let me down. *sighs*
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[User Picture]From: wednesday_10_00
2009-04-20 12:57 pm (UTC)
They try to have a little friendly gangbang

This made me laugh so hard. XD ("What're you so upset about, we were just trying to have a little friendly gangbang!")
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-04-21 08:06 am (UTC)
Heh, I couldn't help but be a little flippant by that point. It was either that or stop writing about the book, but I had to share my pain...
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[User Picture]From: zedta
2009-05-08 03:35 pm (UTC)
I have to admit I was alarmed by the description 'lame' in the opening, but I was not at all well prepared when the love story begin (aka the 'rape') and from then on struck down and crashed me all the way. Very nice ending indeed =))
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-05-12 07:34 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed the summary. XD;
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