Love as a Foreign Language Book 2

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Love as a Foreign
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As with Volume 1, the pacing here is slower than I’d like.

The first chapter is a dream sequence, with a series of jokes played on Joel, our protagonist, that express his insecurities about whether Hana, his crush, will ever notice him. He’s quickly become obsessed with her, perhaps as a way of distracting himself from remembering how miserable he is.

It’s not until the third of four chapters that we even see him talk to her, and there’s a bit too much retelling of what I remember from book one until we get there. I finally felt the story was moving halfway through the book, so I wish it had started there.

Perhaps that’s my mercenary side talking. It’s a fine, atmospheric way to tell a story… only at $7 a pop (and having to wait months for each new installment), I want more. I enjoy seeing Joel’s world, so I wish a slower, denser read would let me spend more time in it. This goes by too quickly for me to feel it’s a good value.


2 Responses to “Love as a Foreign Language Book 2”

  1. James Schee Says:

    t’s a fine, atmospheric way to tell a story… only at $7 a pop (and having to wait months for each new installment), I want more. I enjoy seeing Joel’s world, so I wish a slower, denser read would let me spend more time in it. This goes by too quickly for me to feel it’s a good value.

    That’s exactly how I felt. It is a really nice story, but the pacing is such that I just don’t think it worth keeping up with in the current form.

    If they do a collection, I’ll be there though.

  2. Comics Worth Reading Says:

    […] The two are just so likeable, though, that I keep reading about and rooting for them.I’ve previously commented on Volume 1 and Volume 2. […]




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