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箱の中

無償の愛情で救われる人間を描き、「ダ・ヴィンチ」誌上でBL界の芥川賞と評された傑作!痴漢の冤罪で実刑判決を受けた堂野。収監されたくせ者ばかりの雑居房で人間不信極まった堂野は、同部屋の喜多川の無垢な優しさに救われる。それは母親に請われるまま殺人犯として服役する喜多川の、生まれて初めての「愛情」だった。『箱の中』に加え、二人の出所後を描いた『檻の外』表題作を収録した決定版。●箱の中●脆弱な詐欺師●檻の外※本書は2006年3月に蒼竜社より刊行されたノベルス版『箱の中』と、同年5月に刊行されたノベルス版『檻の外』表題作を、『箱の中』として一冊にまとめたものです。...

Title : 箱の中
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ISBN : 9784062773256
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 456 Pages
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箱の中 Reviews

  • Clarissa
    2018-11-15 14:33

    Originally at Scrollin' Them PapersFor starter, this is a japanese BL novel by Konohara Narise. This book is a reprint edition containing just the main stories. You wouldn't believe just how much I love the cover. guh.There are actually three separate novels published in 2006 which include the short stories in chronological order. This book is simple and doesn't have much in the plot department, instead, it floods you with all the feels and inner monologues there are. Douno as an MC is bland and is the most average of the Joes out there. He is self-righteous and wallows in self-pity a lot. They are precedented of course as I think he's one of those who have the worst luck ever. Until Kitagawa that is. The first story tells you about their meeting and covers the length of Douno's stay in the prison. Here, he meets Kitagawa, a young man with a reputation of a psychotic killer. A guy who barely says anything at all, a guy who asks for rewards, a guy who is basically a Man Child. My heart aches for him and his pure way of loving Douno.“I love you, Takafumi, but―”He looked up.“It hurts to be in love, doesn’t it?” Kitagawa said. “Takafumi, do I have to feel like this the whole time I’m in love with you?”The second story is told in the POV of a private investigator a few years after their release from the prison. While I don't care for him at all, it gives us a third eye-view at the Kitagawa and his determination at finding his love again. “We won’t be able to take your case, Mr. Kitagawa. What will you do next?”“I’ll ask another detective.”“Even if you ask another agency, I don’t think they’ll find him.”“That’s fine. It gives me peace of mind to have someone out there searching.”The last story dwells in their reunion. Figuring how Kitagawa fits in a new life that Douno has built. And again, Douno's inner turmoil. Sigh.“What can I do to make my love disappear?”While the settings and characters here fall together nicely and conveniently, this book is dark in a very realistic way. It is cynic and has lies, cons and manipulations in spades. I wish I could say I felt disbelief and skeptical while reading, but I didn't and that's one of the reasons why I like this book so much.

  • Maipon
    2018-12-10 12:43

    I like BL and I like prison stories so I thought this story would be right up my alley when I found the fan translation for this. The first three or four chapters were okay, but after that I became really uncomfortable with how one-sided and non-consensual the relationship between Douno and Kitagawa turned out. The whole thing just kept getting creepier and creepier when they got out of prison, and I'm still not sure if the story was meant to be seen as romantic or not. To me it wasn't very romantic, especially because Kitagawa was 1) super stalker-ish and 2) on the emotional level of a child. That took a lot of enjoyment away from the sex scenes as well: having sex with someone who's essentially a five-year-old in a grown man's body doesn't sound too hot to me..... I was also bothered by the fact that every single female character in the story turned out to be either dishonest, shallow, foolish or crazy. And I think using the death of a child as a plot twist is always really cheap.I guess I enjoyed the parts about prison life the most, but I don't think this book is a 100% credible source for the penalty system in Japan so idk what I really got out of this in the end. At least I was entertained for one weekend, I guess that's good enough for two stars.

  • Isa A.
    2018-11-19 16:40

    I would have given this book a much lower score. The last part of the book, however— all the turmoil that came after the "happily ever after" scenario where most books end, that was the part that made me feel glad I read this.At first I didn't know how to feel about the protagonists, neither were particularly endearing and Kitagawa's initial pushy behaviour irked me at times. As pages were flipped, this book showed me many sides to its characters so I could grow to like them. Though the plot isn't all that original or marvellous, the emotional rollercoasters were handled with superb hindsight. My heart beat in empathy. I'm glad I read this book for the kind of books that move you, make you think and feel through their characters are the ones that stay with you after all.

  • Chậu Tưởng Kí
    2018-12-04 17:54

    Hôm nay tình cờ nghe được Cái giá của tình yêu (http://mp3.zing.vn/bai-hat/Cai-Gia-Cu...) đột nhiên nghĩ tới bèn giở ra đọc lại ._____. đoạn Kei mất ý mà .____.

  • hahn
    2018-12-13 11:38

    I read this novel with caution because like a few BL novels/manga I've read before they have certain triggers warning which I think should be aware of if someone wants to proceed reading. This is the second work of Narise Konohara I read and just like before I think I loved this one a lot too. I don't think it has a great plot though but I like the two main characters ; Douno & Kitagawa. For me they have such a strange ways of thinking & there are certain behaviours I don't condone but in the end it turned out they're actually better than people around them. Yeah that's what I thought. They met at the worst possible place to meet & from there they learned from each other how the society treated them.This is not a fluffy & romantic love story but I guess it's a love story nevertheless. Thank you for writing this.I'm debating to give this 5 stars but I think I'll go with 3.75 stars.

  • Gabriela
    2018-12-03 16:45

    This book...I loved it It was not a beautiful book all along. It had really problematic behaviors from one of the characters and at times it seemed a little creepy. But he learned. Even thought he was a little child at heart he became such an amazing person, how he managed to give such great lessons about life at the end was what made me give this book the fifth star. I read it in less than a day but I ended up really emotionally invested in this book.

  • Coyora Dokusho
    2018-12-07 10:38

    I cried the entire last chapter. And the ending was so brilliant and poignant it just wrapped up everything back to the beginning.Warning: Sad!!!! ;_; ;_; ;_;

  • Sophie
    2018-12-06 18:01

    This is a tricky one to review. I don't think this is a bad novel, but as a BL novel it fails for me completely. This isn't the first Konohara Narise book I've read, and it won't be the last since I have two more sitting on my shelves here. But unless they turn out to be very different I doubt I'll get more of her books. Konohara Narise is not a bad writer, and she certainly has an eye for people's weaknesses, but - I just do not like the atmosphere in her novels. Everyone is so dislikable and self-centered and while maybe a lot of people are like that I don't read BL to be reminded of that fact. I am curious whether my view of this book will change after reading the sequel. Judging from past experience I doubt it though. I want to stress that this is a case of "not my cup of tea". I can understand why so many people think this is good - but I cannot for the life of me understand why they might like it.(I should note my main incentive for buying this were Kusama Sakae's illustration, and even these weren't even close to her best work.)

  • Julia
    2018-11-21 14:44

    Just the last chapter... that last chapter... killed me. The rest, I'd been happy not to read, ever. But that last chapter...

  • Saskia
    2018-11-28 18:33

    Narise-sensei did it again! Another ticket for the feels train, please!Ugh. This novel reminds me of why am I still continuing on reading BL books and I admit that I love the feels!I kinda like Konohara Narise's way of creating her characters in every book: A helpless-ish seme and the always abused (physically or mentally) uke. Oh, also the raep raep and seme's sob story.This is not my favorite work of hers but I still hooked up in the story.Its about Douno who was falsely accused as a molester and was put into jail. He was angry, frustrated and embarassed about what happened to him but little did he know what upholds to him in the prison.When they say BL and jail it's about hot, violent, steamy schmox and jailbail (NOT jailbait) G-bang bang but it's not what it's in the novel. (Duh! It's Konohara, expect the feels!) indeed there's violence, there's schmox (despite being a wth raep) but the first part of the novel deals with Douno's struggle in prison, about how a normal salaryman was tossed into prison and us readers feel frusrated with him! Seriously I was mad with the woman in the train and the policeman who only thinks about kching in Douno's entire struggle but alas, it also happens irl. Not only that! there's also the dude whom he trusted in the prison but turned out to be an crook! His trust to people in jail shows how naive he was but didn't change until the end. Douno met Kitagawa, a childish dude despite having a big body and his seme. Douno's wary of him at first but then softened on him when Kitagawa acted all like a kid. Their interactions are cute at first, then it turned into a WTH session with surprise BJ DJ and raep into the heat... welp it's Konohara. But despite all the weird stuff in the story, I marathoned the whole novel including the extra short stories and made me cry like a baby. At first I didn't like him and I prefer the other kind dude to be the seme BUT! Lord, Jesus christ, father in heaven... the second part of the novel is heartbreaking! I thought Douno was only a father figure for Kitagawa but the way he was so desperate about finding him breaks my heart to pieces. I won't mention the third part of the story because a certain woman in the novel pissed me off to the core! This novel is like an amusement park with tons of rides in the novel like a twist and turn/ ups and downs rollercoaster ride, feels train and a drive to Nopeville. It's almost the same way I felt when reading/listening to her other works like Cold series, utsukushii koto and parasite soul but there's the difference of this novel that makes it unique to her other stories like the seme's personality. Kitagawa's annoying at first but he became likeable and sweet unlike other semes on her works who are jerks. The pacing of the story is good, each part of the story deals with different but linked intrigue and when the twist and turn starts, there's no stopping the rollercoaster.In short I love the twists, the characters (except Douno who is a bit bland and often undecisive) and the storyline. The idea about the prison life is very interesting but it should have been longer so that Douno won't meet the witch.I'll give this novel a 4/5 for the story, loveable/weird Kitagawa but less Kitagawa x Douno cute moment.IF YOU WANT A GOOD ENDING, DO NOT READ THE LAST EXTRA CHAPTER!

  • Andrea
    2018-12-06 10:31

    Bueno, esto va a ser difícil de reseñar.Lo primero que debes saber es que, a veces, en las novelas yaoi (escritas, en su gran mayoría, por mujeres) hay violaciones, y estas no están representadas de una manera reprobatoria. ¿Qué sucede en esta novela? Bueno, Kitagawa, de hecho, viola a Douno (que se pronuncia Dono, para quien se lo esté preguntando). Y sí, esto es un spoiler, pero, si estáis indecisos sobre leerla, a lo mejor esto os lo hace replantearóslo y decidís no hacerlo. Sin embargo, quiero que primero leáis porqué que Kitagawa viole a Douno no es exacatamente una violación (aunque lo sea).La educación emocional de Kitagawa es nula. Y con esto no estoy diciendo que sea cruel (porque no lo es), pero debido a que pasó su infancia prácticamente en aislamiento total y que, después de eso, a penas se relacionó con nadie y, además, acabó en la cárcel, él no sabe distinguir entre lo que está bien y lo que está mal. No realmente. Y tampoco sabe como aceptar el agradecimiento de una persona de forma normal, cómo mantener una amistad y, mucho menos, enamorarse de alguien de forma sana. De manera que él se obsesiona. Y se obsesiona mucho (hasta el punto de pasarse años buscando a Douno). Repito, él no es una mala persona. No haría daño a Takafumi (Douno) de manera intencionada ni aunque le sometieran a la peor de las torturas. ¿Pero has dicho que le viola? Sí, de hecho, un par de veces, aunque no sé muy bien qué considerar esa segunda vez. Sin embargo, el que a Takafumi le duela tener sexo (sabes, por eso de forzar a alguien y tal...) él no lo ve como una manera de herirle. Para él, es como cuando le besa por las noches sin su permiso (y, si le duele, es solo algo temporal, como el dolor que provoca sacar una muela con caries, al final mejorará). ¿Qué pasa? Que yo sé que esto no son excusas que estoy haciéndome por no odiar a Kitagawa por violar a Douno (porque tengo un muy estricto sentido moral en lo que a violaciones concierne), pero que la autora debería ser quién diese a entender estas cosas en la historia, no yo en mi reseña.Sin embargo, lo que sí me molesta es que nunca, nadie, sugiera que, tal vez, no sé, no tengo ni idea, ¡Kitagawa necesitase un puto psicólogo! Por el amor de Dios, ese hombre tuvo una infancia traumática, una educación pobre y una vida carcelaria de diez años. No, el amor no va a curar eso. No, ser feliz no va a curar eso. Sí, ayuda, y ayuda mucho, tener a alguien que te haga sentir mejor y con el que puedes estar para no sentirte solo, pero eso no va a curar 34 años de puto trauma. No. Niet. Nein. Nu. Simplemente, NO. Es psicología básica.Por lo que, sí, disfruté de la primera parte de la novela (hasta que me dí cuenta de lo profundamente perturbado que Kitagawa estaba), y la segunda me pareció ligeramente conmovedora, porque hay que querer a alguien mucho para pasarte 5 años buscándolo (digo ligeramente porque, recuerden, obsesión) y la tercera me pareció precipitada. Entiendo lo que quería hacer la autora, pero me pareció un tanto forzado, y bastante mal llevado.De todas formas, no me arrepiento de haberla leído, porque he aprendido cosas sobre el sistema penal japonés (lástima que la novela no se desarrollase más ahí) y he aprendido qué no hacer (una vez más) para no cagarla en una novela que podría haber sido buena. Una lástima, sin embargo, el desperdicio. Realmente podría haber sido una de las mejores cosas que he leído si fuese más realista y menos yaoi estúpido.

  • Jinn
    2018-11-17 19:00

    Kitagawa có nói một câu thế này:"Ngay từ đầu tôi đã là thứ chẳng ai cần rồi. Có sống hay là chết cũng được. Chỉ là, không hiểu sao mỗi mình anh cứ muốn áp đặt cho tôi một ý nghĩa. Thế nên tôi cứ để tâm đến anh suốt."Tôi chẳng biết phải review thế nào cho phải vì với mớ ngôn từ hạn hẹp của mình, tôi có sắp thế nào cũng thấy là không đủ, không xứng. Nhưng không viết gì rồi cứ lặng lẽ cho 5 sao thì tôi lại không thể, chắc vì nó khiến tôi thấy như đang phụ lại một thứ quan trọng vậy.Cái câu tôi trích ở trên, nói là thích nhất thì không phải. Chỉ là khi đọc đến nó, tôi đã nghĩ ngay đến Jack và một trong những câu nói tôi tâm đắc nhất trong Brokeback Mountain, cái câu đầy bất lực "I wish I knew how to quit you".Nếu tính cả đam mỹ thì truyện tôi đọc về tình yêu giữa nam giới cũng kha khá. Nhưng đến giờ mới chỉ Brokeback Mountain và giờ thêm Trong ngục - Ngoài lao là có thể tác động đến tôi nhiều vậy. Đều đau, đều đẹp. Không phải kiểu đẹp hào nhoáng, mà cái đẹp toả ra từ điều cơ bản nhất của tình yêu, chỉ là hai con người khát khao được ở bên nhau mà thôi.Bản dịch tôi đọc là của BeniBeni, đoạn trích ở trên và cả tên tác phẩm Trong ngục - Ngoài lao cũng là công sức của bạn ấy cả. Thật sự cảm ơn bạn rất nhiều. Lần đầu tiếp xúc với tác phẩm của sensei mà lại được thông qua một bản dịch tốt như vậy, hẳn đã là một đặc ân.

  • Maikay
    2018-11-21 18:46

    Wow, this novel was very emotional. Whilst this is a romance, you should not go into this expecting it to be romantic or even a love that is 100% reciprocated - the latter makes me uneasy at parts. Although, the first few chapters open their relationship sweet despite the awful setting of prison life, the following chapters are very heavy and anything but sweet. The actions are often questionable and the plot leads to dark territory. Nevertheless, it was such a great read I could not help myself drown myself in the emotions and separate lives of Douno and Kitagawa. So much pain and drama definitely worth my heartbreak.

  • MJ
    2018-12-08 14:42

    This novel made me a bit uncomfortable at first but the writing drew me in.The sidestories "Rainy Day", "Field of Silver Grass", and "Summer Vacation" especially take the story to the next level. I definitely recommend reading them after the main story! (Be fair warned they may induce both happy and sad tears).

  • Seregil
    2018-11-19 14:37

    Reading the scanlation I have to say it's a very interesting story. The characters have very peculiar ways of thinking and it can be a bit painful to see the damage that was caused to them by society.

  • Sun
    2018-12-16 11:58

    The genre is tragedy but the ending is very nice.

  • Kia Canaria
    2018-11-29 13:53

    an awesome book! I could relate to Douno... the drama is well executed and there's so many twist. I cried at the end of the extra chapters.

  • Myra
    2018-11-22 12:55

    Damn, this book made me cry so much. I doubt I'd read it again. It was a good book, but damn... My feels are all over the place after I finally tortured myself in reading the epilogue.