reviews about books, manga series, comics
Author Diana McLellan – a writer for the Washington Post, hence… journalist? – states that Garbo and Dietrich met on set of The Joyless Street and that they had a fling that ended so bad that it would define the rest of their lives.
Otherwise known as SUPU-TONIKU no Koibito, Sputnik, mi Amor, or Sputnik Sweetheart, it tells the story of three people: the narrator, a primary school teacher who is in love with Sumire — a young woman trying to become a novelist — who falls in love with a married older woman named Myu, who is unable to love her back.
Norwegian Wood (or Tokio Blues, in Spanish) tells the non-chronological story of Watanabe Toru, who remembers Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend in high school, who ended up killing himself. It deals with the aftermath of the suicide and their lives pre- and post-suicide.
Al Sur de la Frontera, al Oeste del Sol tells the story of Hajime, who meets with a childhood friend he hasn’t seen in the last 25 years. Her name is Shimamoto, and Hajime is contemplating leaving his wife and daughters to be with her.
Socrates in Love is about the tragic young love of Sakutaro and Aki, and it was, apparently, very well-received by the public in Japan because of its theme.