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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (The Haruhi Suzumiya Series) Hardcover – November 2, 2010

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Nagaru Tanigawa is a Japanese author best known for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya for which he won the grand prize at the eighth annual Sneaker Awards.

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  • Series: The Haruhi Suzumiya Series (Book 4)
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316038903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316038904
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #489,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Sammy Swartz on October 22, 2010
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After two decidedly mediocre novels, Haruhi Suzumiya returns in a fourth installment that finally approaches the quality of author Nagaru Tanigawa's brilliant original. In a "It's a Wonderful Life" style twist, poor Kyon awakes one morning to a world mysteriously different from the one he left the night before. Among other things, his SOS Brigade friends no longer recognize him, Haruhi no longer goes to his school, and everyone and everything appears to be...normal! And the plot thickens from there.

The beauty of this story is how effectively it works on different levels. In one sense, it's a mystery, with the reader following Kyon as he searches for the cause behind his predicament. But it's also a tale of self-discovery for Kyon as he realizes, perhaps too late, the value of what he once had. And finally, it's a work of philosophy and moral complexity, as Kyon must ultimately choose whether to help convert the world back to its original state or simply leave well enough alone. Of course, the series' humor, romantic innuendo, and quantum conundrums also return, adding extra spice to an already engrossing tale. Even the translation work seems improved over previous installments.

That said, fans expecting a work of sheer hilarity will not find one here. While there are still some chuckles to be had, this story is an altogether more somber work than what the series has previously seen. Furthermore, the story's heavy emphasis on time-traveling leave it open to certain plot holes that are never explained to complete satisfaction. And lastly, the book concludes with a long-winded finale that still somehow manages, intentionally or not, to leave certain questions unanswered. Fortunately, these complaints are but nitpicks in an otherwise sublime read.

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is a fine purchase for any fan of the franchise. The only real pity is that, as a light novel, it's a ride that ends all too soon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Hardesty on October 30, 2010
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In The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Kyon not only narrates the volume, as he does all of them, but takes the central role. As the title suggests Haruhi has disappeared. Kyon must figure out the mystery and decided how, and ultimately if he should fix it. This isn't a novel you should start with if you haven't read any of the stories before, as it refers back to all three of the previous novels. Mr. Tanigawa has done an exceptional job of making a these stories overlap and mesh together while keeping the reader completely involved and wanting to turn the next page.

This book as well as the first three (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya and the The Boredom of Haruhi Suzumiya) are quick and fun to read and I highly recommend the whole series, although this is my favorite so far. I am also highly anticipating the movie that is based on this fourth light novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Bunny on September 20, 2012
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Outside of the original, this is my favorite book in the series so far! After 2 so so books in the series, at least compared to the 1st, this entry helped rekindle my interest in it all, reminding me of why I fell in love with it to begin with. Everything takes on a bit of a darker tone this time around. Just about everything you used to know about Haruhi Suzumiya at this point has suddenly changed, leaving you to read on to discover why. The whole thing reminded me of "It's a Wonderful Life", if it took place in Japan. If you've been a faithful follower of the Haruhi series at this point, this book will not disappoint you.
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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is another quirky adventure in the life of Kyon, the only normal member of the SOS Brigade, created by Haruhi to have lots of fun seeking out the strange and paranormal. It is also where things take on a decidedly more fantastic turn than even the short stories and longer stories in the previous three books.

Kyon and the rest hear their tyrannically over-exuberant leader's plans for a Christmas party, and go about to prepare for everything. Everything seems to be going fine for Kyon until he wakes up the next morning and discovers that everything about the world he lived in has changed. Haruhi isn't at the same school at him, the alien human-android Nagato is an ordinary human, Koizumi and Asahina are not an esper or time-traveler respectively. What is going on?

Kyon eventually finds out that Haruhi is NOT the one responsible for this situation. Whatever she is and whatever the true extent of her powers might be, the high school-aged reality warper has had her powers stolen and used by someone else. The guilty party could not stand how Haruhi was constantly (though unwittingly as she doesn't KNOW she has powers and might do something rash if she found out) making everyone's life miserable and took it upon themselves to change the world to stop Haruhi.

At the end, Kyon is forced to face two uncomfortable truths. First off, he LIKES the SOS Brigade, and wants things back to normal (as abnormal as that normal is). The second revelation is how he realizes he has taken things for granted too much and not helped to keep Haruhi under control more. She obviously has a crush on him, and he didn't do enough to keep her antics in line.
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