November 28th, 2007

Novel Excerpts

I don't know if anyone else has seen these, but I found these novel excerpts floating around the Internet.

Taken from here and I simply edited some typos.

Ai no Kusabi: The Space Between Volume 1 - Stranger
by Yoshihara Reiko and illustrated by Michihara Katsumi


Darkness as far as the eye could see.

Not a darkness so impenetrable that it crushed the senses with an unbearable claustrophobia, but a looming shadow transparent enough to reveal the outlines of the surrounding environment.

Dead quiet.

Programmed for "all-season comfort," the air conditioner barely made a whisper. And yet the wafting air currentes undulated like shimmering heat waves traversing the contours of the uneven dark. They were as a heavy, opaque mass of an ice floe descending into the depths.

And then came the faint rustling of sheets from the bed in the middle of the room. Shadows wavered back and forth, as if buoyed on the ripples of fevered heat swelling up from the deep well of silence. The shadows writhed left and right, suddenly stiffening in apparent rigidity. The occupant of the bed turned over and over, wide awake, vexed with a persistent insomnia.


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