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Book Girl and the Captive Fool (light novel) e-book

Author:

Mizuki Nomura

Language:

English

Category:

Comics

Subcategory:

Manga

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1179 kb

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Rating:

4.3

Publisher:

Yen On (August 16, 2011)

Pages:

240

ISBN:

0316076937

Book Girl and the Captive Fool (light novel) e-book

by Mizuki Nomura


Mizuki Nomura's writing is practically art. The pictures she paints with words are almost tangible

Mizuki Nomura's writing is practically art. The pictures she paints with words are almost tangible. The way she described characters and events made them feel real, and really terrifying. Despite the pain and heartache characters suffer, it was still the most cheerful ending, which kinda says something about what type of series this is. I normally don't like this type of angsty series, yet author Mizuki Nomura just somehow makes it work and I ended up really enjoying the series.

For a Book Girl novel, this is almost light and fluffy

For a Book Girl novel, this is almost light and fluffy. By which I mean, there's (view spoiler). Hey, by Mizuki Nomura standards, this is practically a Judy Garland musical.

Author Mizuki Nomura is best known for her light novel series, BOOK GIRL, which has been adapted into multiple .

Author Mizuki Nomura is best known for her light novel series, BOOK GIRL, which has been adapted into multiple manga franchises and was transformed into an animated film in 2010 by Production . She currently resides in Japan.

When Tohko learns that someone is vandalizing books in the school library, she immediately launches an investigation. After all, there is hardly a more serious crime imaginable to a literature-eating goblin! Of course, Konoha is pulled (reluctantly) into his capricious club president's latest obsession, and when the culprit is caught, his penance is to participate in a play that Tohko has decided to organize for the school's cultural festival.

Hey! There are pages missing in this book!'. One day Tohko borrows a book from the library, but there are pages missing-sliced right out of it. There's no way the Book Girl, who loves books so much that she devours them, is going to stay silent about this! Caught up in Tohko's rampage, Konoha and his classmate Akutagawa are even forced (though they have no idea why) to perform a play for the school's culture fair. But Tohko and Konoha glimpse the darkness in his classmate's heart and of the madness that has driven him into a corner.

She relies on two conceits: the Book Girl herself, and the overt parallels between the story and its source, which are discussed thoroughly within the story - they're not subtle, they're a deliberate savouring and echoing of the old, and a fact of the setting. Providing you're willing to accept these (not a big ask) they are excellent.

Novels: – Main story: 1. Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime 2. Book Girl and the Famished . This Light Novel is Amazing!) without an anime nor manga associate. 3. Book Girl and the Captive Fool. Book Girl and the Famished Spirit 3. Book Girl and the Captive Fool 4. Book Girl and the Corrupted Angel 5. Book Girl and the Wayfarer’s Lamentation 6. Book Girl and the Undine Who Bore a Moonflower 7-8 Book Girl and the Scribe Who Faced God – Short stories: 1-. Novels: – Main story: 1. Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime. 2. Book Girl and the Famished Spirit. 4. Book Girl and the Corrupted Angel. 5. Book Girl and the Wayfarer’s Lamentation.

Book Girl is a collection of Japanese light novels written by Mizuki Nomura, with illustrations by Miho Takeoka. The series centers around Konoha Inoue, a writer in high school who joined the literature club after meeting Tohko Amano, the president and sole member of the club.

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When Tohko learns that someone is vandalizing books in the school library, she immediately launches an investigation. After all, there is hardly a more serious crime imaginable to a literature-eating goblin! Of course, Konoha is pulled (reluctantly) into his capricious club president's latest obsession, and when the culprit is caught, his penance is to participate in a play that Tohko has decided to organize for the school's cultural festival. Just as Oscar Wilde posited that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life," Konoha begins to notice similarities emerging between the circumstances that led to the vandalism of the library books and the relationships borne out in the literature club's play. The sometimes-frightening ties between people force Konoha to reexamine his understanding of true friendship...but will Konoha's newfound openness only leave him more vulnerable to betrayal?
Humin
I had heard some comments about the irony of how Book Girl and the Captive Fool was still really dark but yet was the most light-hearted of the series so far. I read it and I have to agree. Despite the pain and heartache characters suffer, it was still the most cheerful ending, which kinda says something about what type of series this is.

I normally don't like this type of angsty series, yet author Mizuki Nomura just somehow makes it work and I ended up really enjoying the series. Maybe it's how the characters really seem more "real" than in other books, or maybe it's the magical realism angle. It could be just that the two main characters, Konoha and Tohko, the titular "Book Girl" (a goblin who eats books), are so fascinating. I'm not entirely sure.

One part I know I like is the way that Tohko always sticks her nose into other peoples' business to help them, out of a wierd mix of reasons. She's not entirely selfless OR selfish. She is a complex character that is always bratty, a little bossy and insufferable, yet ultimately sweet and someone the reader can't help but like. By this volume, Konoha is finally starting to care more and want to help others under Tohko's influence and friendship.

Yup, this is definitely part of it. Watching a supernatural creature go around eating books but otherwise doing mundane things and using a brilliant intellect to solve mysteries to help folks psychologically is just such a mish-mash of genres that I just find myself fascinated.

This time, Tohko ropes Konoha's classmate and uncertain friend, Akutagawa, into helping with the play she wants the "Book Club" of their high school to put on at the culture festival. Such clubs and festivals are a big thing in Japan, by the by. Unfortunately, since only her and Konoha are in the BC, she needs more people. Helping out are Kotobuki, Konoha's tsundere classmate, and Takeda, someone they helped in the first book when she was in the depths of despair.

At first, things seem normal enough, at least for this bunch. Hmmm. Maybe that should have been the first clue for Konoha that something had to happen. But slowly a mystery unfolds around harmful actions that Akutagawa is taking in his life and an emotional crisis that is spiraling out of control. There could be real, and fatal, consequence if Tohko and Konoha can't find a way to help him in time.

For those who like the darker tone of the series, don't worry, it's still plenty dark. But sometimes you need your bittersweet endings to be, perhaps, a tad bit less bitter and more sweet. That would be the case here.

The only problem I had with the story is something that the author herself admits in the Afterword, which is the treatment of Nanase Kotobuki as a character. The author built up some major stuff for her part of the storyline (and from what she said in the afterword and I know from spoilers since this series is completed, Nomura had the storyline planned out), and then just let it fizzle out for now. I can understand that this is likely due to length, but it is quite frustrating.

Other than that, no real complaints. This was a dark, but quite fun and ultimately happy, story. I quite Highly Recommend it.
Helldor
This entry was a little confusing at times, but ultimately this volume continued the high quality of storytelling that I've come to expect from this series.

First let me go into what I found occasionally confusing about Captive Fool. I think that this was the first volume where I could tell that this was first published chapter by chapter in a magazine. Why? Because each chapter had a cliffhanger/teaser element to it that didn't entirely illuminate what had been previously mentioned. I'd probably chalk this up to the letters by Akutagawa more than anything else. This isn't really a spoiler, as the book makes it very clear early on that these are written by him, but I'll refrain from commenting overly much on their content.

The problem is that while the letters do a very good job of showing how scattered, manic, and occasionally depressive his thoughts are, they're also confusing. This might have been done on purpose at times, but occasionally I thought that they sort of took more away from the story than they added to it.

In the end I think that this volume was more of a way to begin the introduction of Miu, the girl that has haunted Konoha for so long. She isn't introduced here, but the elements here make Konoha think of her more than ever- which didn't go unnoticed by the people around him. It reinforces that I think that Nanase is ultimately the best girl for him as opposed to Tohko. Our Book Girl might be better for him writing-wise, but Nanase is the person who I think would really support him emotionally in the long run.

I'd definitely recommend this for fans of light novels and the series, although I would say that they start with the first volume. You can read this without really losing out on much from the previous volumes, as those were mostly just there to introduce the main cast of characters and overlying plot arc of Konoha's past. However at the same time, there are small subtle things that readers might miss out on that would make a fairly big difference in how this book plays out for them.
Zepavitta
I have not been disappointed by this series. I was a little skeptical when I picked the first volume up (I had never been attracted to light novels), but I'm glad I opened it up. This volume is just as exciting as the other two. I can now see how this series is classified as shounen, though. There are quite a few morbid descriptions that have caused me to gasp and squirm. For that reason, this may be a bit much for young readers. But the author has created very interesting characters, and I enjoy watching them interact with each other. They all have different personalities depending on whom they are speaking with (which is true of us all, no?), and it can be a shock to see people you thought were quiet and noble or sweet and cheery turn into completely different characters.
I also am continuing to love the references to all kinds of literature. It makes me want to read every book Touko goes on about.
To sum it up, I am simply devouring this book, and anyone who enjoys psychology and mystery will surely feel the same way.
Gajurus
My sister loved it!

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