Publisher: Del Rey BooksFormat: Paperback
An instant bestseller when it was first published in Japan, Train Man became a multimedia sensation, generating a smash-hit TV series, a blockbuster film, and multiple manga series. Now here's the novel that started it all.Boy-bashful and not overly brave-defends girl from obnoxious drunk on a Tokyo train. Girl sends boy a thank-you pair of pricey Hermes""teacups. Boy's a geek and doesn't know what to do next. End of story for most nerds-but this one turns to the world's largest online message board and asks for help, so for him it's just the beginning. This matchless love story is told through a series of Internet chat room threads.As Train Man, our hero charts his progress and unveils each new crisis-from making conversation to deciding what to wear on a date and beyond-in return, he receives advice, encouragement, warnings, and sympathy from the anonymous netizens. And Train Man discovers the secret to what makes the world go round-and proves we really do live in a universe where anything can happen.
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