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review 2018-04-05 16:57
Rezension | Fanatic von Anna Day
Fanatic - Anna Day,Britt Somann-Jung Fanatic - Anna Day,Britt Somann-Jung

Beschreibung

 

Violet liebt »Galgentanz« über alles und kann es kaum erwarten auf der Comic Con den Darsteller ihres Schwarms Willow aus ihrer absoluten Lieblingsgeschichte zu treffen. Doch plötzlich stecken Violet, ihr Bruder und ihre Freundinnen mitten in der aus Buch und Film bekannten Geschichte und werden ein Teil davon. Nun liegt es an Violet in die Rolle der Hauptfigur Rose zu schlüpfen und die Welt zu retten um endlich wieder nach Hause zurückkehren zu können.

 

Meine Meinung

 

In Anna Days Debütroman “Fanatic” treffen Realität auf eine fiktionale dystopische Welt aufeinander. Wer wollte nicht schon einmal der Held seiner Lieblingsgeschichte sein? In “Fanatic” gerät die junge Violet genau in dieses Szenario, sie steckt auf einmal in ihre Lieblingsgeschichte »Galgentanz« fest und muss schon bald feststellen, dass sich die Realität und die Schattenseiten dieser Welt deutlich von ihren Vorstellungen unterscheiden.

 

"Man sollte mit seinen Wünschen vorsichtig sein. Sie könnten in Erfüllung gehen. Und dann kann es richtig ätzend werden."  (Fanatic, Seite 7)

 

Wohl jedes Fangirl/Fanboy kann sich perfekt in Violets Lage hineinversetzen und wäre davon begeistert eine wichtige Rolle im Lieblingsbuch, Lieblingsfilm oder Lieblingsserie übernehmen zu können. Aber auch jedem dürfte bewusst sein, dass wie im echten Leben Gutes und Negatives aufeinander trifft. Anna Day hat dieses Aufeinandertreffen von Vorstellung, Fiktion und Realität wunderbar umgesetzt.

 

Am liebsten würde sich Violet an das vorgeschriebene Drehbuch halten, sich in Willow verlieben und damit eine Revolution auslösen, die Menschen und Gems wieder vereint. Jedoch kommt es anders als geplant und Violet muss sich aus ihrer Komfortzone lösen um in ihre eigene Realität zurückkehren zu können. Über die Geschichte in der Geschichte möchte ich an dieser Stelle nicht mehr verraten, denn das entdeckt man am bestens selbst!

 

Schnell hatte ich mich in dieses wunderbar dystopische Setting verliebt und blieb wie eine Fliege am Honig kleben. Besonders die Idee eine Clique von Freundinnen aus der Realität in die fiktive Welt eines Buchs bzw. Films eintauchen zu lassen hat mich vollkommen begeistert! Der Reiz bestand vor allem darin, nur den groben Inhalt von »Galgentanz« zu kennen und hautnah miterleben zu können wie sich die Fäden der beiden Geschichten an manchen Stellen verbinden und an anderen Stellen auseinanderdriften. Spannung und Dynamik der Story hatten mich fest im Griff, so das ich das Buch kaum aus der Hand legen konnte. Ein wahrhaftiger Pageturner!

 

"Liebe folgt keinem Drehbuch. Sich zu verlieben, heißt, sich etwas Unvorhersehbarem zu überlassen, es bedeutet, ein Risiko einzugehen." (Fanatic, Seite 263)

 

Ich möchte noch den wunderbar bildlichen Schreibstil von Anna Day erwähnen der es mir leicht machte einen Zugang zur Geschichte zu finden und ein tolles Kopfkino ablaufen ließ. Außerdem hat die Autorin ein gutes Händchen bei der Auswahl ihrer Charaktere bewiesen. Diese wurden nämlich mit viel Feingefühl und so lebhaft gezeichnet, dass man meinen könnte, die Persönlichkeiten würden tatsächlich existieren.

 

Fazit

 

Eine großartige Idee, die durch eine kreative und ernsthafte Umsetzung zu einem wunderbaren Buch erblüht. Anna Days gelungenes Debüt macht definitiv Lust auf eine rasche Fortsetzung!

Source: www.bellaswonderworld.de/rezensionen/rezension-fanatic-von-anna-day
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review 2017-12-10 04:28
Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit (manga, vol. 2) story by QuinRose, art by Delico Psyche, scenario by Shinotsuki, translated by Ajino Hirami
Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit, Vol. 2 -

Peter saves Alice from being beheaded by Vivaldi, and Elliot takes Alice back to the mansion. Alice and Elliot are suddenly a lovey dovey couple, but things take a turn for the worse when Alice spends time with Ace and Julius. She learns about the clocks, and that Elliot

was once in prison for irreparably breaking his friend's clock. Elliot gets mad at Alice for being chummy with Julius, the man he hates, so Alice decides that she should drink the vial and go back to her world and her sister. However, Nightmare intervenes with a vision of Elliot killing himself after Alice leaves, so she decides to stay.

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This started off as a mediocre series, featuring one of my least favorite Alice in the Country of pairings, and then took a turn for the much worse. First we have attempted rape on Elliot's part -

he begins to force himself on Alice in anger after she spends time with Julius, his enemy.

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Then we have Nightmare's emotional manipulation of her.

Alice was going to leave Wonderland for good, and for a very good reason (a borderline abusive boyfriend). In order to stop her, Nightmare produced a vision of Elliot killing himself out of thin air. It reminded me of the horrible boyfriend a family member of mine used to have, who'd try to get her to stay with him by telling her he'd kill himself if she left.

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Not only that, the way the story was told was choppy and just plain bad - it went from Elliot taking Alice back to the mansion to them being a couple in the space of a page or so. I also felt that the artwork took a bit of a nosedive, becoming scratchier and less appealing.

If this were a horror series, it'd be one thing, but these stories are supposed to be romances, albeit occasionally kind of dark ones. This was garbage.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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review 2017-12-10 04:15
Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit (manga, vol. 1) story by QuinRose, art by Delico Psyche, scenario by Shinotsuki, translated by Ajino Hirami
Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit, Vol. 01 - QuinRose

Alice decides to stay at the Hatter mansion, even going so far as to get a job there. She slowly becomes closer to Elliot, until the day she witnesses him doing his job (killing people for Blood). That awakens doubts in her, which deepen when

Elliot tells her he'll kill her sister for hurting her and making her unhappy. Alice leaves and ends up traveling with Ace to Heart Castle. He gets lost, so she joins up with Peter when he shows up, but Peter ends up locking her up to keep her from leaving. The volume ends with Elliot heading to the castle, and Vivaldi about to order Alice beheaded.

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I'm really not a fan of the Alice and Elliot pairing. It's either too goofy and focused on Alice's love of Elliot's ears (it often feels like she enjoys tugging Elliot's ears more than she likes him as a person) or too focused in Elliot's violent nature. In this case it's more of the latter. Elliot announcing that he'd

kill Alice's sister for making her unhappy

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was horrifying, and a good reminder that the people in Wonderland have a very different and far more violent way of approaching the world than Alice is used to (that said, there are non-killers in Wonderland - it's one of the reasons why I like the Julius and Alice pairing so much).

This volume also had a bit of the ear-tugging stuff that I hate. Alice tugged Elliot's ears until it hurt him, and readers were supposed to think this was cute. I do not. He makes it pretty clear that he doesn't like it, and yet she doesn't stop. Volumes that pair off Elliot and Alice really do tend to highlight the worst in both of the characters.

There's a bit in this volume where Nightmare tells Alice "Anyone who meets you will take an interest in you and eventually fall in love with you." I think this is probably supposed to be good and comforting - Alice has gone from a place where the people she loves keep inadvertently hurting her to one where they are guaranteed to love her - but instead it strikes me as being both horrifying and depressing. It probably doesn't help that I played Doki Doki Literature Club! not long before reading this. It

really highlights just how awful the "someone is guaranteed to love you" aspect of romance visual novels would be if the characters were actually aware of what was going on.

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The artwork was at least relatively nice, although the use of screentone was a bit odd.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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review 2013-07-21 20:58
The Fanatic
The Fanatic - James Robertson interesting but the dialogue throughout the book makes it a bit jerky for me. It's about a man who's being a ghost for tourists who then gets drawn into the story of the man he's playing.
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review 2013-06-20 00:00
Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit, Volume 2
Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit, Volume 2 - Created by QuinRose Not a big fan of this volume.
I'm not sure if it's the end, or not. And the emotions were scattered all over, well, the pages.
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