Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly:
“The Wavering of Haruhi Suzumiya”
By Nagaru Tanigawa
Little, Brown and Company, 2011
In this latest installment of the Haruhi Suzumiya series, we join Haruhi, Kyon, and the rest of the S.O.S. Brigade (“Save the World By Overloading It With Fun Harhui Suzumiya”) in a new set of misadventures.
Well, not all of them are new — a few of the events have been mentioned throughout the previous books. But up to this point, we’ve yet to know how the North High cultural festival went (“Live Alive”), who killed whom during the winter ski trip murder mystery (“Where Did the Cat Go?”), or how well Kyon edited the Brigade’s cultural festival movie (“The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00”).
Until now, that is.
For fans of the series, “Wavering” is a real treat as we finally see what happens in regard to the events we’ve been reading about in the last five books. And because Haruhi is involved, something interesting always occurs. The cultural festival ends with a musical twist, Kyon’s cat Shamisen plays an important role in the murder mystery, and the Brigade film contains as many discontinuities as there are thoughts in Haruhi’s mind.
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