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Story of Lee 1

3.17 of 5 stars 3.17  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Lee, living in Hong Kong, meets Matt, a fine young Englishman. Their relationship becomes stronger by the day, despite their deep cultural differences. But there is Lee’s Dad to contend with who views this affair very suspiciously. And there is another contender for Lee’s heart, a Chinese young man, whose jealousy takes on twinges of xenophobia. Will Lee and Matt’s relati
Paperback, 200 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by NBM Publishing, Inc.
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I liked this a lot more than I thought I would, mostly because the romance is very direct, and the angst between Lee and her father is spot-on. The writing and dialogue was realistic in ways that I don't associate with romantic manga, but this could be a type that I just haven't come across yet. (I'm trying to read more of it).

I didn't like Matt but I could see why Lee would be attracted to him (especially with a Scottish accent). Of course, this is Volume 1 so anything could happen in the next...more
I don't read a lot of romantic manga... but this was good in a Sleepless in Seattle sort of way. It was written by someone with a western mindset in a way that relates to those from the west. But it also struck me as something that really resonates with people from most, if not all cultures. I loved the comparisons between east and west. Characters are well developed, and as a musician, I appreciated the musical references-- just knowing how much music shapes peoples lives and it certainly doesn...more
This was a nice but meaningful little manga about a chinese girl who falls in love with a scottish guy. It was layered with notes of xenophobia, abuse, and death though (but not in an extreme way). The author was definitely trying to show how his characters reacted to many difficult things to deal with in life, but it was done in a very readable way. This was very easy to read. I would consider following along in the series if my library has the rest. I find it interesting that both the leads ma...more
Maggie V
I actually read this to determine whether it should be moved to the teen area or stay in adult. Like others I found some of the resolutions too easy, but one of them (between Lee and Matt) does make sense at how easy the moved past their conflicts. A nice look at the differences between cultures and generations. I probably will pick up the second volume. A surprisingly sweet story.
I love the aspects of Hong Kong in this.
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Oct 25, 2013 Sean Wilson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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Sean Michael Wilson is a comic book writer from Scotland, who now lives in Japan. He has had more than a dozen books published with a variety of US, UK and Japanese publishers. Although also writing 'western' style graphic novels, such as adaptations of classical novels, he often works with Japanese and Chinese artists on manga style books. He is currently writing books for big Japanese publisher...more
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