The Lonely Egoist/Egotist
I don't quite sure which is it?
I do think it's egoist since the japanese 淋しいがりやのエゴイストand the romaji is sabishigariya egoisto. I don't know why The book spell Egotist tho'
to be honest, I downloaded (yes, I download, unfortunately for me) this novel is obviously because the illustartor is Minase sensei. I do love sensei's arts and obviously the cover arts.... the cover is so alluring xD
so my positive POV for this novel...
The storyline is really good. I love how the author can came up with such idea where you read and you can easily picture the situation inside your mind. As i read, I can imagine all the situation given. I think this novel translated better than Caged Slave.
Well.. to be honest, at first I thought the story line will be wild and endless 'seme rape uke' you know.. where the uke is being captivated by the seme and can't run away from him. Well, the cover tell me so.. sorry for my corrupt imagination.. Anyway, it didn't turn out to be what I thought it will be. However, it came out better xD I enjoyed reading it. Especially how the relationship developed between Minami and Asakura, it's quite forward but I find it still good. The topic plot Masaki-sensei chose 'love hotel owner and interior designer' is kinda new to me too...well for a yaoi manga/novel. That's probably why I enjoyed this novel too.
for my negative review...
Same as the Caged Slave. The climax plot is just too short. No real... excitement...herm...what they call.. conflicts? Well, as a reader I do like conflicts kinda plot.. a bit of angst and emotional that makes me go ..Ooo.. I'm gonna kill that seme.. or Aww.. what a stupid uke... or That woman is a bitch, what she is doing in a yaoi novel!! ...goes something like that. Unfortunately, I didn't experience such emotion which I do badly want so. Anyway, aside from the short misunderstanding... how Minami finally realize and admitted to himself that he likes Asakura is just unreal somehow and there's no telling which part that he likes about him (It's a big deal for me cause I want to know why does Minami like Asakura). On the other hand, Asakura feelings for Minami is kinda simple. Technically, it means like if he found someone else that he can depend on he will switch to that person.. kinda feelings. But still, it just my way of thinking...since I don't trust people much... *nodded*
Well, after all that I'd written... nothing much to review on the negative side since I do think this is a great book to read. Probably better than Caged Slave. However, I like the conflicts in Caged slave more cause it brings me to tears... er..I mean..Almost...brings me to tears~