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The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya (Haruhi Suzumiya #2)

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It's the end of the world as we know it - or is it?

Gorgeous, confident, and demanding, Haruhi Suzumiya is the leader of the SOS Brigade, a club comprised of her high school's most extraordinary students. So when Haruhi is bored, it's up to the SOS Brigade do something about it. In this sequel to the clever and uniquely witty The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the SOS Briga
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ebook, 208 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published 2003)
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Sydney →☺
First let me say that I loved the first book. I've read it like 5 times and I was so excited to get the next one... yet after reading I'm not so excited anymore. The book had potential to be good. Haruhi's antics never fail to amuse, and I love the characters, but lately Kyon's dry sarcasm has been getting a little whiny. No one is forcing you to be in the SOS Brigade. If you can't stand what Haruhi does, LEAVE! Honestly....
No, the main problem with this book is that the whole thing is basicall
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Charles
The making of a movie where everything come to life

This is the second book in the Haruhi Suzumiya series. This book is very hard to describe. The best way I can put is "second verse same as the first", but that really doesn't do it justice. This book is basically in essence the same as the previous book when the main character, Kyon is bossed around and bullied by the other main character, Haruhi, while the side characters all do their own weird alien, time traveler and esper things. Then it rai
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Malia
While it didn't suck, I can't recommend it. I was wondering how they could sucessfully stretch such a weak plot for 200 pages and yeah...they couldn't. I still like Kyon (though I'm starting to think he really just needs to grow a pair) and Nagato (always saving everyone and not making a big fuss about it) but I'm officially tired of Asahina and Koizumi. Probably because Kyon wasted so many pages obsessing over Asahina and hating on Koizumi. I get it, he's like 17 but SHUT UP ALREADY! I think I' ...more
Sean O'Hara
So, the SOS Brigade is back, and this time Haruhi decides they should make a film for the school's cultural festival. The fact that she knows nothing about film-making doesn't deter her in the least -- that's what her favorite buttmonkey, Kyon, is for. She tells him what to shoot, and he damn well better shoot it, or else. As for what he shoots -- no surprise, it involves Mikuru in a variety of absurd costumes.

The film's plot (to the extent it has one, which it doesn't really) centers on a battl
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Krystle
Main appeal for me in this book was seeing the potential for how Haruhi could (subconsciously) alter the world around her, even in small ways such as with the pigeons/doves.


Haruhi's treatment of Mikuru (both here and in the previous book) annoyed me to no end. So it was nice to see Kyon call out Haruhi on this.
(Although, admittedly, Haruhi comes off as much more mean-spirited here than she did in the first book.)


Also enjoyed Itsuki's theory that Mikuru is intentionally acting in such a way that
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Josh
The first book was interesting enough, but this one was just...really bland. I'm amazed this series spawned such a phenomenon. This has to be a translation thing.

I enjoyed the pop culture references, though I think the translation team could have presented them better. I'm assuming they may not have gotten them all either.

Though this book is really short, it felt like it took ages to read. I just wasn't that interested. I think this is where I'll leave the series.
Alex
Certainly less compelling than the rather-smart original, this is however an entertaining sequel that's not scared to both have fun with the premise and to throw a few ideas around of its own. The major problem with the book lies in how good the central premise is but how, ultimately, not a great deal is done with it. The eternally bored Haruhi decides to shoot a motion picture and because, for some reason, she is prone to altering the world around her according to her whims, strange events occu ...more
Christina
There wasn't much of a plot in this one. It was mostly the SOS brigade shooting a movie and Haruhi causing crazy things to happen. I kind of want to stop reading the series because everything I've read so far was covered in the anime, but I read someone's review and they said that everything comes together as you get closer to the end of the series. Hmm. We'll see if I get that far. This series won't be a priority.
Jenny
Hm, not as good as the first one, but still pretty good. I would recommend reading this before watching the episode. When I watched the episode, I was a bit confused about what was happening.
Federiken Masters
Secuela graciosa pero que no está al nivel de la primera parte, quizás porque se pierde bastante del factor sorpresa. Ni bien salga a la venta la edición de Ivrea seguro la suba.
Ringo Proschwitz
this is not the edition i possess because i couldn't find it
Timothy
As fun as Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya was, The Sigh of Harushi Suzumiya seems to fall short of the feeling of fun and excitement that was prevalent in the first book. In some ways that's not surprising since (from my understanding), Tanigawa never originally anticipated in creating a sequel, and this book in some ways feels a bit light in content and plump in filler. After all, how can one top a (potentially) world ending cataclysmic event that occurred in Melancholy?

Compared to that, the 'cri
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Samantha
This is the second book in a series of 12+ about a strange group of friends and their club.
Set in Japan, Haruhi Suzumiya is a kind of crazy high school girl who dreams of meeting aliens, time travelers, espers, etc. Unbeknownst to her, she has some god-like abilities and has subconsciously drawn these very people to her. She starts a club, and recruits 4 members. Yuki Nagato- a silent and emotionless alien. Mikuru Asahina- a time traveler from the future. Itsuki Koizumi- an esper from a secret o
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Chibineko
While I read & liked the first volume, I'll admit that this one was a little tedious at times to read.

I just couldn't help but feel that Haruhi was a little too obnoxious of a character in this book & didn't really see a huge amount of growth as a character. The first novel established her as a quirky character who might have been a little irritating, but more importantly was someone who made the effort to live her life as she wanted it. I couldn't help but like that about her & I fe
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Theresa ♫
Alright, before I start this review, I just want to mention that

I HAVE SEEN THE ANIME FOR THIS BOOK.
I watched all of Season 2, episodes 10-14 anime for The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya. And I don't USUALLY recommend for my fellow review readers to just watch the TV-version of the books that I recommend (because USUALLY the books are better, right?)
I mean have you SEEN the Toilet Twilight movie? And New Moon was rated 4 out of 10 stars on IMDB. (Which...isn't that awesome of a movie.)
I mean shirtless
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Nathanael Booth
I really should have knocked this one out in a couple of days (certainly not as many as ten!). It has only five chapters and moves pretty well. It’s—well, it’s Haruhi Suzumiya, which means that it’s a juvenile novel (more irritatingly so here than in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, what with reminding the audience who everyone is every page or so)—but it’s also surprisingly smart. As a matter of fact, it occurred to me that Haruhi finds herself in a similar predicament to that of Binx Bolling ...more
Michelle
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Manoel Elpidio
Unlike the first volume of the series, The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya faces several problems in its narrative, making this the weakest release in the series, in both an individual and collective way. For the former, the main issue here is the overall plot: the attempt to narrate the making of a film isn't exciting at all, especially when readers have just come from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya , in which fast-paced action ruled during the second half of the novel. Moreover, it fails in this as ...more
James
The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya is the second volume in the series following the lives of the members of the SOS Brigade and their extraordinary adventures.

In this volume, Haruhi vows to make a student film for the school's cultural festival, with all the parts filled by SOS Brigade members and friends. However, to everyone except Haruhi's annoyance and dismay, when filming begins, her powers and unconsciously manifested which could lead to the rewriting of reality itself.

Tanigawa provides both li
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Phoenix
Much like it's predecessor The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya follows Haruhi and the SOS Brigade through completely random events.

I'll be completely honest: this book put me in a reading slump.

The reason behind this book was the extended plot. It was actually painful reading this book. The only reason I was able to get through was partly because of Kyon's narrating (at least, where he's not swooning over Asahina [which, admittedly, the swooning happens quite often]).

T
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Sam
Title: The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya
Author: Nagaru Tanigawa

It is the mid fall for Kyon’s freshmen year, as a member of the S.O.S brigade. Knowing the threat to the world, Kyon was force to company to the stubborn, reckless, and selfish brigade leader; Haruhi Suzumiya. In their first culture festival, the S.O.S brigade announced to produce their first movie. While the whole idea sounds original, and interesting. God knows Kyon’s life will be in danger in this extremely low budget movie
Nagaru Tani
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Nicholas
First off, I love Haruhi. Sure, I mean that character specifically, but also the series and the other characters that come with it.

That said, this book is far less compelling than the first book or the first season of the anime. THere are some nice moments and some interesting hints at the world of the series, but overall it falls pretty flat. I do find the hints that the book is a far more philosophical look at the world and the way we perceive it in the postmodern age incredibly intriguing, ho
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D.M. Dutcher
Ironically, I liked it more than the first book because there was some sense of mystery to it. This book covers the "00" episode in the anime, where Haruhi decides to make a film for the student festival. Unlike the first book, which has absolutely zero surprises if you've seen the anime, this one expanded upon and explained it.

It can be a bit tedious at times. Haruhi is mostly annoying without the vulnerability in the first book. Kyon actively dislikes her, preferring Asahina to her. Asahina is
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Deadwish
Reseña completa en mi blog:
http://drdeadwish.blogspot.com.ar/201...

En esta novela, tanto en orden de publicación como en orden cronológico, vemos el conflicto entre los integrantes del club. Todos hacen lo que Haruhi manda, pero Kyon comienza a cansarse, hasta el extremo de llegar al enfrentamiento. Mientras los demás agachan la cabeza, el alza la bandera de la autodeterminación, de los límites de lo que es justo, lógico y respetable... y al hacerlo no hace más que causar el enojo de Suzumiya, l
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Jeffrey
Dec 06, 2010 Jeffrey rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Following up the first book with an even slighter story, Haruhi Suzumiya sets out to make a movie about the types of things she's always looking for. Being her typical overbearing self, she abuses the rest of the members of the SOS Brigade and, once again, threatens to unravel all of creation.

While the main portion is difficult to bear, it finishes well with an entertaining metafictional discussion of the roles the characters play, both in the "fiction" (the movie) and "reality" (which I guess i
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Emmy Lou
Feb 10, 2012 Emmy Lou rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Haruhi Suzumiya manga and anime fans
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

The cultural festival is coming up, and what does the SOS Brigade decide to do? Make a movie! Well, Haruhi decides it, anyway. While filming the adventures of the time-traveling action waitress Mikuru, the hunky bystander turned hero Itsuki, and the evil space-witch Nagato, things start to go all wrong. Laser beams, talking cats, cherry blossoms in the fall... oh my! What else is going to go wrong in Kyon's world with Haruhi carrying on like this?
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This took me F
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Dave Lefevre
Again... I am getting more an more drawn in by the Japanese "Light Novel" genre. Also I happen to like this Japanese over-fascination with cute teenage girls. I guess that makes me male more than anything else. What does Haruhi Suzumiya, by certain definitions of the word a god, say about Japanese culture? The sexiness of the teenage girl holds some kind of power in Japan, but I don't think it's as entirely prurient as one might think. Is it the unique Japanese version of the what we see in the ...more
Vanesa
El más flojo de los tres libros de Suzumiya que he leído hasta la fecha. Bastante lejos del encanto del primero y ni siquiera a la altura de la recopilación de relatos cortos "El aburrimiento..." Kyon y Haruhi están demasiado polarizados en sus papeles de cínico obsesionado con las faldas de Asahina y chica hiperactiva avasalladora respectivamente, resultando casi una caricatura de sí mismos. Lo salva sin embargo momentos realmente cómicos que pueden provocar alguna pequeña carcajada. Afortunada ...more
Halida
After almost 3 months, I finally finished this book!
With its lack of conflicts, I found it hard to keep reading after only a few minutes. It seems like 2/3 of this book is dedicated to the preparation of the movie -that is just torturingly long.
What helped me were the fact that Kyon still amused me with his witty remarks, and things started to get more sci-fi in this volume. The relation between the fiction world in Haruhi's movie and the real world was intriguing. So... it was a good thing that
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ayanami
A decent follow-up to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. This second installment in the series maintains the light and fun atmosphere of the first. The movie plot is quite thin, and while I'm fairly sure the series has no real overarching storyline, I still found myself wanting some sort of development in addition to reading the everyday adventures of Haruhi and the gang. The little information that was revealed about the characters weren't really enough for one book. Still, it was enjoyable eno ...more
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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.
More about Nagaru Tanigawa...
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