Gosick Vol.2 (Novel)

Posted by DiGiKerot in Novels at April 3, 2010 on 8:07 pm

Hey, Tokyopop actually got around to publishing this, even if it did take them some two years to get around to it. I’m quite sure that they’ve been sitting on this translation (which I’m presuming was by Andrew Cunningham, since they managed to leave the translation credits blank) ever since the first volume was published, but the series was part of that big cull of releases that Tokyopop made back at the time. I’m presuming that Tokyopop must be going back through their back-catalogue to find anything that they could possibly put out what they hadn’t already – given that most the major Japanese publishers either have their own US labels or exclusivity deals with other publishers, it can’t be easy for them to license any new titles of the same potential popularity of those they have finishing up. Not that I’m going to complain about it – I really liked the first book, so I welcome the publication of the second no-matter what circumstances it came under.

Really, though, there’s not all that much to talk about here, as per usual for a series second volume. This volume lacks any of the kind of tension the first volume had, and doesn’t really have a mystery of kind of complexity, but it does have plenty of Victoriques wonderfully condescending dialogue. It’s strengths, really, are the same as the previous volumes – it’s just that everything which went around that was a notch below. Still, if you enjoyed the previous volume, and I can’t imagine anyone reading this far into this post if they hadn’t, then it’s probably a safe bet that you’ll enjoy this one.

That’s pretty much all there is to say about this without getting further into spoiler territory that I’d like, and, honestly, I don’t really see much point in posts about the later volumes of novels other than to confirm that they exist and that they’ve not gone completely to hell between volumes. This books out, and it didn’t, so that’s pretty much all there is to it.


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