Here are my latest book recommendations for the Weekly. Happy reading!
NWAW’s January must-reads
“The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya”
By Nagaru Tanigawa
Little, Brown and Company, 2010
Although this is the fourth Haruhi Suzumiya installment, this particular plot does not feature the title character as much as in previous stories.
Told from Kyon’s point of view, the adventure begins when he wakes up one day to find himself in an alternate universe in which there is no SOS Brigade (Save the world by Overloading it with Fun Haruhi Suzumiya).
Haruhi and esper Itsuki Koizumi attend another school, alien Yuki Nagato is a real girl, and time traveler Mikuru Asahina doesn’t even recognize Kyon — the only person aware of the change.
Therefore, Kyon is the only one who can change it back.
As Kyon runs around (and goes back in time) in a blind panic to return the world back to its normal state — or as normal a world dependent on one girl’s happiness can be — he realizes he has been given a choice of whether to revert to his old world or stay in the new world.
As with the last three Haruhi books, I really enjoyed “Disappearance.”
To read the rest of the recommendations, click here.