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God Loves No One [Jun. 1st, 2009|06:50 pm]
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Kami wa dare mo aisanai by Asuka and illustrated by Jissohji Yukariko is a pretty good story about a policeman who is in fact a spy for the yakuza. He is leaking information to the yakuza and wants to get revenge for his father's death. In order to do this he even gets involved with his boss. There's lots of cliches of the genre in there, but they were done pretty well. Didn't get too sappy, even when the main character has his moment of doubt. No one does anything incredibly stupid--when people do foolish things it's because they know they are being foolish and are still going through with it. The characters are quite complex and compelling, including the boss's younger brother (a policeman who'd become addicted to drugs while undercover and has been in rehab for two years, not wanting to leave because he doesn't think he can withstand the lure of drugs) and the younger brother's lover. The villains are a bit weaker, especially the one obsessed with the boss, but they fulfill their roles as well. For some reason I couldn't get into the story, personally--which is why I'm not summarizing it. But I can appreciate that the author does a good job with this kind of police/yakuza, betrayal/deception type of story. The tragic events felt more bleak than overwrought and melodramatic, for the most part. Even the romantic parts are quite good. Some of the sex scenes are a little too long for my taste, but at least they involve both participants being very willing and very wanting. XD;