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NWAW’s November must-reads

Here are my monthly book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly.

NWAW’s November must-reads

“The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya”
By Nagaru Tanigawa
Little, Brown Books, 2010

This third installment of the Haruhi series is a collection of four short stories chronicling our beloved SOS Brigade members and their efforts to “Save the World by Overloading it with Fun Haruhi Suzumiya.”

The club’s name is a pretty accurate description, as Haruhi has the power (unknowingly) to destroy the world if things don’t go her way.

Once again told from the point of view of Kyon, Haruhi’s classmate and reluctant brigade member, the stories are light and funny. The stories include, “The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya,” “Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody,” “Mystérique Sign,” and “Remote Island Syndrome.”

In this third installment, the brigade members participate in a baseball game, travel back in time, search for a missing classmate, and attempt to solve a murder mystery.

Manga and anime have never been points of interest for me, but as you can see in this third installment of this series, my interests can change. The main thing that draws me into the Haruhi series is Kyon, the narrator.

To read the rest of the recommendations, click here.

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