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Fantasy and sci-fi, oh my! — NWAW’s July book recommendations

Fantasy and sci-fi, oh my! — NWAW’s July book recommendations

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

“Tiger’s Quest”
By Colleen Houck
Splinter, 2011

In this second installment of Houck’s “Tiger Saga,” Kelsey Hayes has returned to Oregon after her extraordinary adventures in India.

As she tries to adjust to a normal life free of the dangers of immortal sea monkeys and 300-year-old curses, Kelsey also has to adjust to a life free of Ren, a 300-year-old prince, victim of said curse, and the man she loves.

For how fast and hard she fell for the prince/white tiger, Kelsey deals with her broken heart quite well — enrolling in college, taking up wushu, and dating other guys. Read the full story

Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 30 No 30 | 7/23-7/29Comments (1)

NWAW’s November must-reads

NWAW’s November must-reads

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

“The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya”
By Nagaru Tanigawa
Little, Brown Books, 2010

This third installment of the Haruhi series is a collection of four short stories chronicling our beloved SOS Brigade members and their efforts to “Save the World by Overloading it with Fun Haruhi Suzumiya.”

The club’s name is a pretty accurate description, as Haruhi has the power (unknowingly) to destroy the world if things don’t go her way.

Once again told from the point of view of Kyon, Haruhi’s classmate and reluctant brigade member, the stories are light and funny. The stories include, “The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya,” “Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody,” “Mystérique Sign,” and “Remote Island Syndrome.” Read the full story

Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 29 No 48 | 11/27-12/3Comments (1)

NWAW’s December must-reads

NWAW’s December must-reads

By Samantha Pak
Northwest Asian Weekly

“The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya”
By Nagaru Tanigawa
Little, Brown and Company, 2009

The SOS Brigade is back and still on its mission to keep Haruhi Suzumiya — a high school student who unknowingly has the power to destroy the world — happy.

In this sequel to “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,” Kyon and the rest of the brigade (whose name stands for Save the World by Overloading it with Fun Haruhi Suzumiya) members go along with Haruhi as she takes on the task of making a movie for their school’s cultural festival. Read the full story

Posted in On the Shelf, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/11Comments (0)

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