Calling You, Vol. 1

Calling You, Vol. 1

by Setsuri Tsuzuki

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In these preternatural tales, a girl creates a cell phone in her imagination, with which she can communicate with others...A young boy discovers his new friend has the power to heal others-and learns about true friendship and sacrifice...And the restorative power of love confronts the tragedy and horror of a deadly train accident. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421582948
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication date: 03/10/2015
Series: Calling You , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 173
File size: 100 MB
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About the Author

Born 1978 in Fukuoka, Otsuichi won the Sixth Jump Short Fiction/Nonfiction Prize when he was seventeen with his debut story "Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse." Now recognized as one of the most talented young fantasy/horror writers in Japan, his other English-language works include the short story collections Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse/Black Fairy Tale, and ZOO (Haikasoru). Goth won the Honkaku Mystery Award and was adapted into a feature film starring Rin Takanashi.

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Calling You (Kimi Ni Shika Kikoenai) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
YoheiMizrahi More than 1 year ago
An absolutely riveting book. I would recommend this for young teens as well as adults.

The first story is the title story. The characters are 3-d and beautiful in their loneliness. (This is my favorite of the collection.)

The second story is "Kizu/Kids" about two young boys, one of which has the power to heal. This story is the least original of the collection, in that it follows the general formula of other stories with a similar theme. It's still a good read, and it still tugs at the heartstrings, if you allow it.

The last is "Flower Song." Just telling you about it would give you too much. You'll just have to read it!

The text is peppered with beautiful, thoughtful illustrations and just thinking about it made me run to grab my copy and flip through it to see them again.... Yes, beautiful, thoughtful and soulful. This is a must-have! (At LEAST borrow it from the library a billion times!)
JackFrost on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
These are some pretty heavy YA stories. Not that stories for younger audiences need to be bright and sunny, but these are all somewhat depressing. More novellas than short stories, these three will leave you wishing for a proper collection from this author, provided you like your fiction downbeat. I do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered the nook verison of Calling You by Setsuri Tsuzuki based on the description on the Barnes and Noble web site, including the image of the book and the reviews, and expected to receive the text edition of this book as apparetly originally published in 2015. What I received was the comic version of the stories instead of the text version. This is not the first time that I have been mislead by barnes and nobles descriptions of books, particularly books from Japan that may exist in more than one format. For this readon, I am no longer willing to order books from barnes and noble, which was once an excellent brick an on-line bookstore, but will be acquiring my books elsewhere - such as from Amazon.
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Janus More than 1 year ago
Don't let the cover fool you (as it almost did me), this is another collection of great stories from master storyteller Otsuichi. The majority of the stories in this collection center around themes such as identity, loneliness and internal resolve. Though nowhere near the macabre level of Goth or Zoo, if you are a fan of his other work you will definitely want to pick this little book up. One word of warning though, the editor did a terrible job: There are numerous typos in the book, not enough to make someone quit reading, but still enough to be noticeable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Calling You' is about a girl who comes up with an imaginary cell phone in her head because she has no friends. After recieving a call from a boy in the same predicament, they end up having longer and longer conversations and fall in love. When they go to meet, tragedy strikes. 'Kizu' is about two boys basically alone in the world. One has the power to 'take' wounds from others. As they struggle with feeling unwanted, they discover the power of friendship. There is some language and mild violence, but nothing too serious. All in all, I loved it and think it's one of the best manga I've ever read!