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♥♥♥ [Apr. 21st, 2009|09:46 pm]
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I don't have the time to do justice to Otona wa ai wo katarenai by Sakiya Haruhi and illustrated by Sakurako Yamada by summarizing it fully and with much squee, but I can't contain my love for this book. I must recommend it to the world! I didn't have high expectations before reading the book, and the beginning didn't seem promising. But by the end I was in love. It's about a college student who wants to be an actor. While in the middle of auditioning to join a prestigious group, things go badly for him. He ends up beaten up and dumped in a trash pickup area. Luckily he's picked up by a strange man, an oddly resigned yet gentle man who runs a small izakaya. The book chronicles the growth of the student, as a person, as an actor, in everything. The author manages to make him so adorable yet not perfect, so endearing yet flawed. I wanted him so badly to succeed because I felt so invested by the time I got halfway through the book. There isn't a hint of romance for half the book (or if there was I missed it XD), and I liked how it all became incorporated into the main character's journey and growth. The book wasn't perfect, but I felt that the positives totally outweighed the negatives. I loved the very end--Just skip the little side story from a side character's POV. The art is so perfect for this, too. ♥♥♥

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♥ Kristen Chenoweth sings Glitter and Be Gay from Candide.

[User Picture]From: sansei555
2009-04-22 10:17 am (UTC)
Sorry to be so pedantic, but it's "Glitter and Be Gay". The Barbara Cook version from the original cast album is good, too.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2009-04-23 05:31 am (UTC)
Thanks for the correction! I posted in a frenzy of happiness and missed the mistake.
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