I’ve finished “Fishbones” by Jisuk Cho last night and…wow. Just wow. This novel is great and I really hope it will get officially published, and that it will get more well-deserved recognition.
There’s more of my fail English rambling under the cut, but you should just go and check this novel out over here right now. But beware, don’t start reading if you have no time because it’s highly addictive and you just can’t stop reading on.
I remember creepily stalking Jisuk’s beautiful artwork on dA, envying how smooth and delicate it looked, how you could admire the skills and work put into details all day long and envying every single amazing character that were the artist’s own, detailed creations.
And then I started reading the novel posted in parts over at lj and it was just so good but I lost track at some point because life became more and more hectic. But I’m so happy I rediscovered it and got to read the whole finished thing, seeing that some parts changed in time, more plot was added etc! Basically what amazed me is that it was just as exciting and fun reading it now, as a 20 yo, as it was when I was a teenager. 20 yo definitely isn’t the wisest and most mature age out there but still, after quite a few years, I think reading this mafia meets school life novel was even more exciting.
I don’t really know what to write because I’m not good with words, especially when it’s not my mother tongue I’m writing in, but I would just like for this novel to be read by as many people as possible. It’s the epitome of awesome, with gorgeous, well thought of characters with their own unique backgrounds and personalities, great dialogues, wonderful, detailed narration that lets you imagine everything so well as if the scene was in front of your eyes, but never bores you to death as it’s the case in
most some obligatory reading books at school. Fail comparison but I hope the point I’m trying to make is clear. I laughed, I cried, I was biting a pillow when it got nervous and I cried some more at the end and now I’m acting like a crazy teenager with logorrhea, why not. Honestly, not many books make me feel like it’s ok to waste my precious sleep and go to work half-dead but this novel was so worth it!
If you have a while go and start reading right now, look up Jisuk’s dA gallery to get an idea of how the characters look and get your imagination working while reading this awesome book. The beautiful scents of coffee and tobacco will be accompanying you on the way:)
I shall stop my awkward rambling now, hope someone read this and will feel like reading the book immediately :)
Also have I mentioned I fell in love with Seamus? No? He’s like the cherry on top of all the awesome.
I have one major unanswered question though, I wonder what happened to Benny and Ice Princess Gina in the end…