Review of the light novel Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime by Mizuki Nomura
First book in the Book Girl light novel series.
LIGHT NOVEL INFORMATION
TITLE: Book Girl
AKA: Bungako Shojo, 文学少女, Literature Girl
AUTHOR: Mizuki Nomura
ILLUSTRATOR: Miho Takeoka
PUBLISHER (English): Yen On
RELEASE DATE (English): July 27, 2010
PURCHASE (Amazon Affiliate Link): http://amzn.to/2fGl3cv
PUBLISHER (Japan): Famitsu Bunko (Enterbrain)
RELEASE DATE (Japan): April 28, 2006
VOLUMES RELEASED (Japan to Date): 16 (8 novels in main series, 4 short story volumes, 4 side story volumes)
ANIME SERIES: 4 OVA episodes, 1 Movie (The movie adapts v.5 of the light novel series, but the OVAs appear to be original stories)
From the back cover:
For Tohko Amano, a third-year high school student and self-styled “book girl,” being the head of the literary club is more than just an extracurricular activity. It’s her bread and butter…literally! Tohko is actually a literature-gobbling demon, who can be found at all hours of the day munching on torn out pages from all kinds of books. But for Tohko, the real delicacies are hand-written stories. To satisfy her gourmet tastes, she’s employed (rather, browbeaten) one Konoha Inoue, who scribbles away each day after school to satisfy Tohko’s appetite. But when another student comes knocking on the literary club door for advice on writing love letters, will Tohko discover a new kind of delicacy?