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Gekkou (Novel)  
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Description
From Baka-Tsuki:
Gekkou, or "Moonlight", is about the peculiar relationship between a cynical boy and a perfect girl.
Said cynical boy is Nonomiya who spends day in day out in boredom, taking refuge from his dull life in his imagination. One fateful day, he happens upon the notebook of the much-rumored beauty Youko Tsukimori, neglected on the ground. Poking out from it is a scrap of paper with the unexpected title "Murder Recipe". His interest ignited, he immediately stuffs it into his pocket, only to find out the promising recipe contains nothing but scenarios that may or may not lead to deadly accidents, not even worthy of being called a plan.
When he tentatively asks her about it the next day, she hasn't lost anything. But then her father dies. An accident...

Type
Novel

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Latest Release(s)
c.Short Story 1 by Baka-Tsuki (646d ago)
v.1 (end) by Baka-Tsuki (1110d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (116 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.29 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 26th 2013, 10:06pm PST


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Year
2010

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Serialized In (magazine)
Dengeki Bunko Magazine (ASCII Media Works)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #933 increased(+290)
Monthly Pos #2042 increased(+264)
3 Month Pos #2871 increased(+532)
6 Month Pos #3564 increased(+610)

List Stats
On 82 reading lists
On 140 wish lists
On 254 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 99 custom lists

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Good novel   
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by ahmsab
January 1st, 2013, 4:47pm
This novel simply satisfied me , there were only very few things which I felt annoyed about at the end which is quite rare for such a novel . The pace of the novel and the way the story goes is very interesting , a lot of things mixed up and good plot twists smile)
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Great read, filled with intended and unintended incongruencies   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Black Hole
February 8th, 2012, 11:19pm
Ever since I have read this, Gekkou is the first title that comes to my mind when I have to advise a Light Novel to someone who enjoys regular literature and has no contact with Asian culture; simply because Gekkou is a concise, brief & direct work filled with possible paths and interpretations; the characters themselves state this within the story and proceed to judge things based on personal perspective rather than crude reality.

The writing style is pleasant with short explanations and enough descriptions to seclude oneself in the world composed by the story telling, though usually rather than being enveloped on detailed compositions about the current location, we have that rather the characters are the ones that settle the actual construction of the scenery that they inhabit in, with lines such as "the raindrop danced through her long silky hair to later dive into the gray asphalt" or "she seemed to hold the moon in her shoulders on that clear recently snowy night". Furthermore the translation crew really did a good job on this presenting the text as clearly as possible; the wording and editing for pretty much every chapter is pretty good, making the experience enjoyable without being able to read the original or being too demanding about proper literature.

I'm pretty sure that the author, Mamiya Natsuki; doesn't have a long career under her belt, and thus one can see certain amateurish narrative dots here and there. However, even with some questionable things and events here and there she really did her best and probably outdid herself in creating a work not only that one might be able to swallow completely in one sitting feeling quite intrigued, but that will stays with us as an aftertaste once we are done; this is so due to the subjectivity of the evidence on which the reader is pushed to answer "the big question" that the novel takes most of its energy from; furthermore we have that every argument can be counter attacked and disproved. The author obviously aimed for this "it's what you prefer" type of ending.

Sober enough as not to be considered a run of the mill shounen manga, but not serious enough to be considered a multi millionaire animated motion picture production project in the future. A clear example of what "Light Novel" is supposed to stand for as a concept, something less than actual proper literature, but in the very same literary sense is much more than the slight narrative of a manga.

... Last updated on February 26th, 2013, 10:05pm
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