"Time flies." (Idiom)
Manga version of the famous work of Marcel Proust "In Search of Lost Time”, either “Remembrance of Things Past”.
The story follows a bourgeois of the late 19th and early 20th century in his memories of the past and hopes for the future in a life surrounded of emotions, illusions, romance, sexuality, sodomy, perversity, meetings, disagreements and surrender. And the trigger of all this was a sweet called, madeleine.
Proust's work is recognized. And he was persistent as an author. Original “In Search of Lost Time” has thousands of pages divided into seven volumes. In the manga, these same seven volumes were compressed into seven
chapters with just under sixty pages each.
Comparing with the information above, and noting that it is a "manga de dokuha " (adaptation of classic literature in didactic manga format) makes it impossible to get close to being equivalent to the original. However, this is what makes it practical, because the nexus of main story is not lost, although inevitably accelerated.
In this version, those who read it witness only the main fragments at distance of the story. Do not listen to everything but conveniently listen to important in short dialogues. From time to time read the protagonist's thoughts without ever really embody him or any other character. Even still this issue of divergence from the book is much greater, so it is worth emphasizing this way: reading the manga is not seeing the tip of the iceberg of the story. But if it were (perhaps even an entire iceberg) the original work would be the entire continent of ice from which this fragment arose.
Having ventured read a little of original and admitting that I always has been an occasional reader of books is likely that I would take years and years to read all the volumes. In contrast, I read the manga in a few hours, including some contemplative intervals. So those hours were at least satisfactory and with some minutes of great fun.
As for art, my complaint begins and ends with the rare reuse (not a problem here in fact, just caught the attention). Nice designs. Anyway, was effective.
If you consider reading, do not expect anything impossible and incompatible (eg high level of complexity, development and likelihood). Enjoy the specialty of this type of work (simplicity, objectivity and "exteriority"). It will hardly be a bad read for anyone with this in mind.
In short, a useful manga for those who did not read the original, but had some interest in venturing at some point. An appetizer or a snack… A madeleine maybe…
To amuse you just allow yourself.