Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Cracking a Goddamned Book-The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya
The second in the series of light novels, this is another of the 'plot' books. What I mean is that the books fall into two distinct books: 'plot' books which are one story arc on their own; and 'anthology' books which are a series of short stories involving the characters.
The story here: Haruhi wants to make a movie. That's pretty much it really, just the Brigade making a movie. The writing here is just as good, if not better than the first book. When it's time to laugh, you laugh, and when shit hits the fan you feel it splash onto your face. Wow, that's a weird metaphor. My favorite part here is the character development. Several of the characters develop considerably, the most being Haruhi herself. It's a very satisfying book, and I'd definitely recommend it if you liked the anime or the first book. Laters.