The Isolator, Vol. 1 (light Novel): The Biter by Reki KawaharaThe Isolator, Vol. 1 (light Novel): The Biter by Reki Kawahara

The Isolator, Vol. 1 (light Novel): The Biter

byReki Kawahara

Hardcover | June 23, 2015

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Sci-fi action, angst, and super-powered teenagers abound in this new series from Reki Kawahara, the acclaimed author ofSword Art OnlineandAccel World!
Ever since a terrible childhood tragedy, Minoru Utsugi has wished for one thing: solitude. Years later, a bizarre encounter leaves a mysterious artifact in Minoru's body that grants his wish--but that's far from the end of his troubles. Others have been visited and given powers like Minoru's, but their twisted desires are not so benign. When a murderous force threatens the people Minoru holds dear, will his newfound abilities be enough to stand in its way? And can there be a future for someone who craves eternal solitude above all else? The story of the Isolator begins here!
Reki Kawahara is an award winning author best known for his light novel series,Sword Art OnlineandAccel World.
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Title:The Isolator, Vol. 1 (light Novel): The BiterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1 inPublished:June 23, 2015Publisher:Yen PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316260592

ISBN - 13:9780316260596

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Surprising Due to a shipping error I got this book four days early and since I am not under any embargo here is the review. This novel, plot wise, is very formulaic. A novel being formulaic and contrived from simple archetypes, gives a pretense that this novel was going to be boring because you can predict what happens next, although the presentation is really what really shines in this book. The about section, on this page describes the main protagonist experiences a terrible childhood tragedy which is explained in the first chapter. It focuses on onomatopoeia and descriptive language to place you in the scene and the mind of the main character when he was seven. This creates very powerful resonance. The entire book is best summed up by the author himself. Reki Kawahara writes in his afterword and describes this novel as supernatural battling. I would refrain from going into more detail because this is an introduction to a new series and like I previously mentioned this novel is formulaic and a person could make an educated guess and predict the content of the book. The book was very formulaic but I believe the reason for that was an large emphases on archetypes. In example Star Wars IV a new hope. The movie used an archetype of the prince saving the princess, and it turned out to be a fine series (4 to 6 that is). I do believe that this series has a promising future, pardon this fallacious assumption. In summary, the novel is a very interesting opening to a new series. It was surprising and a fun read.
Date published: 2015-06-23