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here-and-faraway



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:26 am Reply with quote
This sounds like the perfect autumn book. I always appreciate your reviews. I discover some awesome stuff because of them. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:40 pm Reply with quote
here-and-faraway wrote:
This sounds like the perfect autumn book. I always appreciate your reviews. I discover some awesome stuff because of them. Thank you!


Seconded!
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LegitPancake



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:26 pm Reply with quote
Really great review! Hope sometime we can get a "JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World" review.
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Princess_Irene



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:35 pm Reply with quote
pharmboy23 wrote:
here-and-faraway wrote:
This sounds like the perfect autumn book. I always appreciate your reviews. I discover some awesome stuff because of them. Thank you!


Seconded!


You're welcome! This is one of my favorite books I've read recently, and the ending is really something. That definitely made this one of the harder reviews I've written as well, because I was trying so hard not to spoil it...

LegitPancake, both Theron and I are interested in reviewing it, but there were concerns that it was too explicit. It's an amazing book, though - not only a satire of the usual isekai tropes directed at the usual audience, but it also feels like a fairly accurate depiction of working in the sex industry. Pharmboy23 and here-and-faraway, I really recommend it.
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#HayamiLover



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:19 pm Reply with quote
Is it Yuri or just teenage literature for girls in the old-fashioned Class S style? I love Mari Okada and since she wrote the script for the live action adaptation, it became interesting to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:20 pm Reply with quote
Oh interesting! Not my usual fare, but I’ll give it a go. It certainly sounds intriguing. Thanks muchly Smile
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Princess_Irene



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:39 pm Reply with quote
#HayamiLover wrote:
Is it Yuri or just teenage literature for girls in the old-fashioned Class S style? I love Mari Okada and since she wrote the script for the live action adaptation, it became interesting to me.


Just good old-fashioned Class S-style. While there's one perspective that has some yuri to it, it's just incidental.
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#HayamiLover



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:53 am Reply with quote
Princess_Irene wrote:
#HayamiLover wrote:
Is it Yuri or just teenage literature for girls in the old-fashioned Class S style? I love Mari Okada and since she wrote the script for the live action adaptation, it became interesting to me.


Just good old-fashioned Class S-style. While there's one perspective that has some yuri to it, it's just incidental.


Thank you for the answer, I just love this style.
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Mew Berry



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:52 am Reply with quote
This sounds incredibly interesting. I'll definitely check it out.
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jenthehen



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:01 pm Reply with quote
LegitPancake wrote:
Really great review! Hope sometime we can get a "JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World" review.


Wow, thank you for mentioning this LN ... I just looked it up on Amazon out of curiosity and read the first page and I cannot wait to read the rest!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:07 pm Reply with quote
Well, I just finished this and it was really great. I figured some twists out, they aren’t really hidden per se, but there was no way I could have seen the actual ending. It was much better than what I thought it was barreling toward (although that would have been just as grim).

One thing though - did anybody else get the impression that spoiler[they, uh, actually ate Itsumi at the end? It is strongly implied by a sentence or two at the end...]. Yoiks. Great dark fall read, really great.
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