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Overview

A stunning new collection of fiction inspired by the fantastic world of manga–and featuring artwork by the best in the business, including

“Outerholic,” by NISIOISIN (illustrated by CLAMP): CLAMP fans everywhere will appreciate the original art in this tale excerpted from NISIOISIN’s upcoming novel–set in the world of CLAMP’s bestselling xxxHOLiC–about a woman compelled to choose disaster.

“F-sensei’s Pocket,” by Otsuichi (illustrated by Takeshi Obata): What would you do if you could make all your dreams come true? Here’s the story of a girl who is really very ordinary–until a bunch of magic gadgets suddenly blow onto her porch.

“Outlandos d’Amour,” by Kouhei Kadono (illustrated by Ueda Hajime): For a boy who can make lightning strike, the only thing harder than learning how to control his powers is falling in love.

“The Garden of Sinners,” by Kinoko Nasu (illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi [TYPE-MOON]): Too many young girls are flying and dying. It has to stop–and only Shiki can put an end to it.

“Drill Hole in My Brain,” (Written and illustrated by Otaro Maijo): The ill-fated love story of a boy with a hole in his head and a girl with a horn on hers. It was great while it lasted, but the end of their affair just might mean the end of the world.

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Publishers Weekly

Faust is the Stateside release of a McSweeney's-style Japanese literary journal of short fantastical fiction by young authors for an anime and manga audience. The manga included in the back of the book is flashy and exquisitely drawn but painfully short; this volume is primary a work of prose. An excerpt from an xxxHOLiC "light novel" (a short genre novel aimed at young adult readers) opens the book; unfortunately, the interesting part of CLAMP's manga is the artwork, and in prose form the story is lacking. The highlight of the book is Otaro Maijo's "Drill Hole in My Brain," a piece of pop culture-filled, avant-garde pornography written in the style of William S. Burroughs or Mark Leyner. A boy with a screwdriver stuck in his brain narrates a brilliant psychedelic stream-of-consciousness sexual fantasy that takes place inside his head. "F-Sensei's Pocket" is a surprising and delightful story of what happens when the two most hated girls in class come into the possession of several magical items from Doraemon. The many amusing self-referential nods to the publisher Kodansha and copyright infringement add to the fresh, contemporary feel of the piece. "The Garden of Sinners" excerpt is hindered by a hard-to-follow shifting perspective and a particularly nonsensical philosophy of flying. (Aug.)

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This collection features primarily short stories, with about 15 percent of the space devoted to manga. Highlights in the manga section include VOFAN's breathtaking illustrations in the wordless story "Nikko Dance Party" and NISIOISIN's clever story "After School: 7th Class." Many of the stories are by authors who are best known for manga, so their fans would definitely appreciate this book. The most notable selections include Otsuichi's "F-sensei's Pocket," Kouhei Kadono's "Outlandos d'Amour," and Otaro Maijo's "Drill Hole in My Brain," which is both astonishingly erotic and just plain astonishing. While the quality of the collection as a whole is somewhat uneven, there are enough gems here to make this a worthwhile read for lovers of Japanese pop culture.-Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345502063
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/19/2008
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 4.74 (h) x 1.15 (d)

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