Sunday, June 7, 2009

Train Man by Nakano Hitori

Train Man
Nakano Hitori
Translated By
Bonnie Elliot

This is not an ordinary book.
1. It may seem like fiction but it is really NON-FICTION.
2. The ending is not planned but it just happen.
3. Filled with forum threads. Lot of ASCII emoticons. :)

The started when a geek a.k.a. Train Man saved a girl from a pervert in a train. This led to a set of Hermes teacups as a thank you gift. Which then led to a thank-you-for-the-thank-you-gift dinner. What sets this story apart is that Train Man sought for help from an online forum.

With the help of the forum members, Train Man called Ms. Hermes. One date led to another and another and another. Train Main transformed from a geeky guy to a boyfriend-type. The forum members helped him from clothes to dinner place. Some helped to do research about stuff that went on between Train Man and Ms. Hermes just to keep Train Man prepared everytime he has a date.

When they are officially a couple, Train Man showed Ms. Hermes where his friends are. She was touched of course and said he tried too hard. :)

Amazing World Wide Web I would say. The real identity of Train Man and his girlfriend remains undisclosed until today to protect their privacy. This book was an international bestseller when it was published. It didn't just stop there. The story was also made into manga and movie.

It was a little different reading this book in the begining but as one gets into the story, it is actually nicely presented. :) Click here to visit Train Man The Movie site or to read another review on Train Man by another blogger, click here. The real threads where this book came from still exists and it now has a translated version but I can't seem to find it.

p/s: Yeay!!!I finally get to read this book til the end. *phew!* Lovely to finally have some time to indulge in reading. =) This is my second japanese translated book I've read. The first one is Totto-Chan. If any of you happen to know any good translated ones, feel free to recommend.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sophie Kinsella's New Book; Twenties Girl

It has been awhile since I last had the chance to update my blog. Last time I read a book? Well, maybe last night. (Barely satisfied. Only got to read 2 pages :( ) Work is eating me up. = LOL.
There is barely anytime to look up for anything except those which falls onto my lap right away.

I'm not going to babble too much and get right to the details of this post.

The moment I've been waiting for is coming verrryyyyyy soon. Sophie Kinsella's new book will be released on the 21st of July this year! =) I'm so glad there is already a date because when I checked it earlier this year, it stated somewhere in July,August or September.

Anyway, for those of you who are clueless about the author, she is the author of the best selling Shopaholic Series. :)

To get more information, go to Sophie Kinsella - Official Site on Random House.

p/s:Be her fan on Facebook by clicking here. This is sooooo gonna be by July vook. =)
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