Tuesday, January 3, 2012

REVIEW: SATURN APARTMENTS by Hisae Iwadka








 



STATS:
ON GOING MANGA

FORMAT:
NOOK E-BOOK

PRICE:
4.99






 

One of the amazing things Science Fiction stories can accomplish, is to shine a light on the human condition. Saturn Apartments is a futuristic tale about humans who no longer live on Earth. After the planet is turned into a nature preserve and forbidden to humans, they all  move to an intricate orbiting satellite 35,000 miles above the Earth,
This three tiered structure also enforces a caste system of sorts. The rich and important people live on the upper levels. The middle class and the education centers for all the citizens are on the middle levels, and the lower levels house families and lower income residents.
It is the lower levels where Mitsu lives.A recent school graduate, Mitsu is now following in the footsteps of his deceased Father and has become a window washer. This dangerous job requires workers to suit up and walk outside the apartments, cleaning the various windows on the structure.
Through Mitsu's jobs we get a look at the life and emotions of the apartment residents. I really loved these stories. Mitsu is struggling so hard to be independent and live up to his fathers legacy. On his very first job he finds himself in the very same area his father died years ago, an area that know other cleaner has visited before.
Hisae is a gifted Manga artist and writer, these interconnecting stories really tug at your heart and engage you in the characters lives. I've had this book on my wish list for a while and now that its on the nook color its both affordable and convenient to collect. Highly recommend this series!!






 

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