Tonoharu

By MARTINSON, Lars

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ISBN
978-0-98010-233-8
Publisher
Top Shelf Production


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Library Journal

Reviewed on March 4, 2011

Having long been fascinated with Japanese culture, this reviewer would theoretically enjoy nothing more than a great graphic novel about an American living and working in Japan. Counting among the similarly themed nonfiction he's enjoyed are Karl Taro Greenfeld's Speed Tribes, Andy Raskin's The Ramen King and I, and even Lisa Fineberg Cook's lightweight yet amusing Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me. Unfortunately, Part 2 of Tonoharu does not deliver. Martinson's main character—an assistant ESL teacher working in Japan (just like the a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

on onMarch 4, 2011  |  LJXpress

Having long been fascinated with Japanese culture, this reviewer would theoretically enjoy nothing more than a great graphic novel about an American living and working in Japan. Counting among the similarly themed nonfiction he's enjoyed are Karl Taro Greenfeld's Speed Tribes, Andy Raskin's The Ramen King and I, and even Lisa Fineberg Cook's lightweight yet amusing Japan Took the J.A.P. Out of Me. Unfortunately, Part 2 of Tonoharu does not deliver. Martinson's main character—an assistant ESL teacher working in Japan (just like the a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2011  |  Graphic Novels

Gr 10 Up—Dan, a depressed and lonely American, is teaching English in Japan. He doesn't really know where he stands in a relationship with an American girl, Constance. After a confusing end to the evening after a Halloween party, he is even more despondent. He goes to work every day and feels laughed at by his students and spends his afternoons in a dump of an apartment with maybe an errand to the store. One day before Christmas, he receives a phone cal...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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