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The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya (Haruhi Suzumiya #7)

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After closing a time loop fiasco in The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (Vol. 5), our hero Kyon is ready to start a new year with a blank slate--no time travel, no apocalyptic worries, and maybe some actual peace and quiet with the SOS Brigade, a club comprised of his high school's most extraordinary students. Their leader is Haruhi, a bold, brash girl who doesn't realize ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Yen Press (first published August 31st 2005)
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Mar 09, 2016 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: light-novels
Easily the weakest volume in the series so far. I’m beginning to feel that the issue of time-travel has been well explored by these books at this point and I let out an inward groan when I realised that was the basis for this novel. Nevertheless, in Haruhi style, the ideas are presented with wit and fun, and older Mikuru Asahina sending Kyon a bunch of weird tasks to carry out, whilst having to hide a Mikuru who has come back from 8 days in the future is not without amusement. But the payoff was ...more
Dave B.
This book might be the best volume in the series since The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Definitely an interesting story that helps further the development of Kyon and his relationships with each of the members of the SOS Brigade. Additionally, the book further deepens the role of Tsuruya, the energetic friend of Asahina, as well as giving a more concrete appearance to some of the more sinister forces at work in the series universe. A few questions are answered, more are raised, and the book ...more
I have deeply enjoyed each volume of Nagaru Tanigawa’s history of the SOS Brigade’s exploits, and The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya (the 7th volume) is no exception. The combination of wild hijinks and subtle character development is quite appealing, and the variety presented by the author’s use of both novels and short stories is also quite nice. The Intrigues of Haruhi Suzumiya is the longest novel in the set so far. The story is quite well written, focusing mostly on Kyon and Asahina this time ...more
Derrick Lim
Mar 26, 2014 Derrick Lim rated it liked it
Finally a full length book after the previous two, which were mostly short stories. I can't say that I was fully taken in by the plot.

The time traveling was quite haphazardly done. The plot has some underpinnings that resembled the Terminator series, both of which is about preserving the future by ensuring key events leading up to that future takes place. The story tries to be serious sometimes, and dabbles a little into the consequences of messing with cause and effect, and challenges the idea
Jeral Rivarola
Sep 22, 2015 Jeral Rivarola rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La serie de Haruhi Suzumiya debería ser más famosa de lo que es. Quiero decir, su fama debería extenderse fuera del mundillo otaku. Sinceramente, creo que, a pesar de su mercado niché y de ciertas idiosincracias propias de la cultura nipona, podría rivalizar fácilmente con sagas como Harry Potter y otras dirigidas al público juvenil. Su atractivo radica en dos aspectos: su protagonista narrador es un chico de secundaria, altamente sarcástico; y el incorporar conceptos de ciencia ficción hard en ...more
Stella Astrasi

Otra buena entrega de la serie Haruhi Suzumiya.

El autor menciona en el apéndice que con esta novela termina el largo invierno que se inició con La desaparición. Y no sólo el invierno, sino que el desarrollo de la amistad y compañerismo de la Brigada SOS por fin se cimienta y al final se abren nuevas cuestiones para las próximas historias.
Aug 17, 2013 Raistlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pues al final ha sido un libro bastante entretenido. Ha manejado bastante bien las paradojas temporales, prestando atención a algún detalle que ya pensaba que se podría pasar. Quizá la historia no de para las casi 400 páginas, pero se lee del tirón y ha dado más info de los enemigos y sobre algunos personajes como Mikuru o Tsuruya.
Nov 20, 2014 Matisse rated it it was amazing
A personal note: I bought this back in 2012 and life happened, so I wasn't able to read it until now. The Haruhi Suzumiya series is brilliant; so much so that I while I feel the two years it's been since reading this series, the characters read like they had gone through the same amount of time between the sixth book and now. Tons of introspection, inner-monologues, discussion on choosing one's friends over one's duty, and the entire first section is the resolution to the time-travel arc set up ...more
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Reseña de Crítica de Manga y Cómic:

Esta vez la reseña no es un cómic, pero como especifiqué, las reseñas tienen que ver con todo lo relacionado al Noveno Arte, incluyendo novelas o películas. Este es el caso de una novela que se relaciona con un manga: Haruhi Suzumiya. Para hacer historia, las editoriales japonesas que publican revistas de manga, también tienen sus revistas donde publican Light Novel, o ranobes como pronuncian allá, traducido como novelas
Why I Read It: I'm oddly addicted to this series, even though I much prefer the anime adaptation. These past couple of novels have chronicled events that haven't been covered in the anime though, which has been kind of fun. I don't actually have a lot to say so I'm just going to jump to the Final Verdict.

Final Verdict: The main plot of this volume of the series felt largely pointless. More time-traveling shenanigans? Performing small actions that will have larger ramifications in the far future
D.M. Dutcher
Mar 07, 2013 D.M. Dutcher rated it liked it
This book breaks the trend of the past few books by being both a complete novel rather than a collection of short stories, and actually having some character and plot growth. The story itself is somewhat underwhelming though.

Kyon is hanging out in the S.O.S brigade room when he hears a noise in the broom closet. He looks inside, and Mikuru is there. There are now two Mikurus, one from eight days in the future. Kyon finds himself having to fill a very specific role by doing these arbitrary tasks,
In the seventh volume of the series, the reader finds Haruhi, Kyon, and the other members of the SOAS brigade celebrating the new year, and for once Haruhi is content with the way things are.

After closing the time loop from The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya , Kyon believes he is starting the new year with a blank slate and free of the confusions of time travel. However, one day, the Mikuru from eight days in the future appears in the SOS Brigade's broom closet, saying she was sent back in t
Josef Hare
Jan 17, 2016 Josef Hare rated it liked it
This was a weird one. Up until now the quality of Haruhi novels have been spectacular with occasional intermissions of total bollocks, but this falls somewhere in between. The premise is sort-of interesting. The aspect of mystery is extremely pervasive in this volume, you have no idea what is going on for most of it, and it takes a very, very long time for it to get to any satisfying conclusions. Everything feels sort of up in the air, I stopped reading this for a long time because it felt like ...more
Nov 24, 2012 Leif rated it really liked it
I am very concerned that we may have jumped the shark with this one. It introduces a whole cast of "villain" characters toward the end of the book that I don't think are necessary. I like the switch to a single novel format instead of a story collection, but I am very nervous as to the direction the story is heading in (as a whole). Otherwise, I really like this novel. My complaint early on, that the challenges the characters face seem like performing a list of chores, is brought up in the con ...more
Federiken Masters
Mar 29, 2016 Federiken Masters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Otra novela de Haruhi que pese a ser demasiado larga se gana una estrellita extra por lo divertido de la trama y el delirante planteo de misiones y viajes en el tiempo que se va planteando a cada capítulo (y resolviendo parcialmente al final).
Dec 28, 2013 Kaitlin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
The Intrigues of ... is an excellent addition to the Haruhi Suzumiya series of light novels. The longest volume to date, the story in this book follows (chronologically) the events in The Disappearance and has Kyon running around, performing random seeming tasks doled out by the Elder Asahina. Part of the reason I like this novel so much is that we are finally introduced to some true antagonists for the SOS Brigade. I can't wait to find out more about the enemy organizations and their intentions ...more
Alexander Troutner
Aug 01, 2012 Alexander Troutner rated it it was amazing
An absolutely fantastic read for anyone who is in depth with the Haruhi Suzumiya series. The longest book up to its point and definitely one of the most entertaining. It featured the emotion, mystery, randomness, supernatural phenomena, and unveiling of characters that we love so much from this series. Not to mention the release of some new information that completely sets up the plot for most of the series to come.

I HIGHLY recommend it. Even if you've only watched the anime, it follows soon af
Aug 25, 2012 Abdulla rated it it was amazing

Not because of spoilers, but because of the insane amount of processing that my brain had to do until I reached the end and finally understand what happened. The themes of knowing the future and what you do with that knowledge, ignorance, and more all paint and great portrait that tells a tale about time travel. I felt the story drag, but I think it was just me desperate to skip ahead and solve this puzzle.
Reno (Falling Letters)
Dec 30, 2013 Reno (Falling Letters) rated it liked it
Shelves: japan, 2013
I really enjoy this series because at first glance or read, they may seem like breezy fiction but they actually have so much going for them. This novel didn't contain any of the poignant moments I came across in some of the other volumes; however, it is deep in the themes of friendship, action/inaction, and the relationship of the past and the future, making it an intriguing read indeed.
Dec 22, 2012 Shoshana rated it really liked it
While it doesn't have as much depth or plot development as some of the other installment in the series *coughDisappearancecough*, Intrigues does have a good amount of fun character interaction and an intriguing and fairly complex discussion of time travel and time lines. If you do NOT like thinking about time travel, this book is not for you.
Dave Lefevre
Wow.. it took me a long time to get back to this... but I did and for that I am thankful.

It's true that the Haruhi Suzumiya books aren't great literature, but the are fun in the same way a good ecchi, comedic anime is fun.

It's great fun... I always look forward to when a new translation from this series is released.
Ashley Will
Jul 15, 2014 Ashley Will rated it liked it
"We don't know in advance what we're going to do in the future but the truth is we often don't even know what we were thinking in the past" is a great true quote from the afterward. Enjoyable book although it dragged on a bit.
Apr 10, 2013 Reimer rated it really liked it
Ya tenía que terminar este libro xD Resultó interesante todo el misterio que lleva el libro, y como estos llegan a algo que ni me esperaba en el universo de Haruhi, ando ansioso por leer el siguiente libro :)
Carrie Stevens
I liked it! Not the strongest tale in the series but I like this universe and am happy to read things which happen there. (I read this one yearrrrs ago, don't know why it wasn't listed yet.)
Well, I was confused at first but then I got the hang of it. I watch the anime and I love the manga, so I caught on that this book was after the movie.
Reseña completa en mi blog:

¡Por fin un antagonista!
Alexei Averchenko
It may be the fan translation being bad, but this book doesn't quite capture my attention as much as the previous ones did.
Oct 01, 2013 Finn rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
i know light novels are super uncool but i was ill and needed comfort fiction oKAY
Nov 19, 2014 Daniel rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun
Nothing makes sense, but everthing has an explanation.
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Nagaru Tanigawa (谷川 流 Tanigawa Nagaru)

Nagaru Tanigawa is a graduate of the Kwansei Gakuin University School of Law. In 2003, he won Kadokawa's Grand Prize for Literary World for his work on the Haruhi Suzumiya series.
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