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Idol, Burning

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Idol, Burning is a barnburner and a prayer and a testament to the lengths that we'll go to reach for our dreams. My main issue though: it is hard to identify this novella's target reader — it seems too bland and lukewarm for teenagers, judging by most of my students' tastes, and it has got Young Adult vibes at the same time which could be irksome for some grown-ups. And just like how I felt about that book, I thought this was interesting but somewhat underwhelming. A few weeks ago, I read Sheena Patel's novel I'm a Fan and the digressions on philosophical aspects of fandom intrigued me. the main character seems to suffer from depression and uses her idol as a means of escape, but I couldn’t manage to get invested.

Whilst Akari's obsession is unhealthy at certain times, it also shows how hobbies like these had helped saved lives too. Like all J-pop stars, Masaki has his own official storyline, carefully crafted by his management but further honed and modified by his fans. Idol, Burning is a barnburner and a prayer and a testament to the lengths that we'll go to reach for our dreams. In einem sozialen System, das die Philosophie des Sollen's/Müssen's repräsentiert, haben es besondere Menschen, die nicht können, schwer. Not only the message of the book is self-explanatory, but there are also the author's and translator's afterwords at the end of the novella, pinpointing the intentions.the writing is good, the translation was great, but I’m not sure what the overall storytelling goal was. Miejscami bałem się, że pójdzie w niepotrzebną skrajność i szok, ale na szczęście utrzymuje ten sam poziom całości. When the novel starts, Masaki, the singer, has gotten into an altercation with a fan, and he "blows up", becoming a target of public criticism. She obsessively follows and catalogues everything about her idol, Masaki, showing that she has intelligence and data gathering and analyzing ability. in " The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's membership magazine, and in our weekly " Publishing This Week" newsletter.

Ten mijający niepostrzeżenie czas, te zmieniające się otoczenie, problemy z nadążaniem za rzeczywistością, dojmująca samotność. As taut, riotous prose unfolds, she is revealed to be sensitive and observant: “In the same way that a night of sleep puts wrinkles in a bedsheet, just being alive took a toll. The sense of community is fosters is a lifeline for Akari - but she doesn't shy away from how capitalism exploits that community, either.Idol, Burning is a window into the world of teenage obsession and the dark places it can venture to . Thus, in the end, you don't get closure, especially since the relationship between her mental struggles and her obsession with her idol was awkward and not well fleshed. But Usami’s depiction of Akari’s fangirling isn’t unthinkingly positive, she also highlights the ways in which fangirls are open to commodification and commercial exploitation.

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