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Missin' (Novel) (Box Set)

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L to R (Western Style). How far can you go to get what you want before you lose your mind?Enter best-selling author Novala Takemoto's world, where music and the lost art of maidenly virtues walk hand-in-hand with madness. His characters stress, obsess, and sometimes get what they want...but often the life they thought they wanted is not always what they expected!
Paperback, 300 pages
Published August 18th 2009 by VIZ Media LLC
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The Lost Lola
Aug 04, 2010 The Lost Lola rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Kamikaze Girls
Let me start by saying that I absolutely love Novala Takemoto as an author. I thought Kamikaze Girls was an amazing novel, and I had really high hopes for this collection, which is his only other work to be published here in the US. Now, Missin' 1 was awesome. I thought he did an exceptional job of blurring the line between love and obsession, particularly in the disturbing story about the Shop at the End of the World. The titular story also blew me away, especially the ending, and I really felt...more
Gabriel Strange

PUNK ROCK? ROMANCE? JAPAN? Ha, critics eat your heart out. This collection speaks in volumes to me.

Heartwarming stories filled with melancholy or should that be reversed? Melancholy filled stories with heartwarming moments.

Yes this could be labelled as the "pop-culture" of reading and some would dismiss it as not being truly "literary" akin to Banana Yoshimoto. At least I enjoyed this compared to her works. It all boils down to finding the right demographic in the end.

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Sofía Aliciel
The stories have a few interesting aspects, but his style of writing is hard to follow and a bit strange.
Two books, one ISBN. No review this time since I edited one of the stories.
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