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by Yuji Oniki,Carl Gustav Horn,Masaki Yamada


Ghost In the Shell 2 book. Masaki Yamada, Yuji Oniki (Translator).

Ghost In the Shell 2 book. Carl Gustav Horn (Translator). A fine piece of literary science fiction, After the Long Goodbye features a narrative style that’s almost as elegant as the intricate algorithms powering its augmented characters. Apr 14, 2010 Chance rated it it was ok. This book was okay, but I really would only recommend it for fans of Ghost in the Shell.

by Masaki Yamada · Yuji Oniki · Carl Gustav Horn. The fate of Adolf Hitler, the dictator of the evil Third Reich, we know, but Tezuka's series continued after the war, following the other two Adolfs - one the son of a baker, a Germa. Spirited Away, Volume 3. by Hayao Miyazaki · Yuji Oniki.

After the Long Goodbye is a cyberpunk novel by Masaki Yamada. It is based in the Ghost in the Shell universe, taking place just before Innocence. It was published in the US by Viz Media in October 2005. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Novel.

Expanding on the concepts explored in the movie, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Masaki Yamada’s novel also stands as a wholly original piece of work not tethered directly to any Ghost in the Shell continuity. Say hello to After The Long Goodbye-highly recommended for readers looking for science fiction with a soul.

Innocence : After the Long Goodbye. This is set before the second Ghost In The Shell movie, Innocence, and also has a bonus discussion between the director, Mamoru Oshii, and the author, Masaki Yamada.

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence: After the Long Goodbye by Yamada Masaki, Yuji Oniki, Carl Gustav Horn. Lurkers at the Threshold: Saya and the Nature of Evil. Lurkers at the Threshold: Saya and the Nature of Evil (pp. 295-298).

Born in 1950, Masaki Yamada has been one of the most honored authors in Japanese science fiction. Included at the end is a transcript of a short talk between author Yamada and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence director Mamoru Oshii. He won the Nihon SF Taisho Award, Japan's equivalent of the Nebula, in 1982 for The Last Enemy. He also won the Seiun-the Japanese Hugo-four times, most recently for his alternate history novel, Kishin Corps, later adapted into an anime through Geneon Entertainment. It's fascinating but don't read unless you've viewed both films.

By (author) Masaki Yamada, Translated by Yuji Oniki, With Carl Gustav Horn. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window). Publication date 01 Jul 2007. Publisher Turtleback Books. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Part man, but mostly machine, Batou is the toughest son of a bitch employed by a mysterious agency known as Section 9. When terrorists come to town, Batou straps on a battery of high-tech weaponry and goes to work. But even a hulking cyborg like Batou has a sensitive side. After all these years, he still mourns the loss of his partner, Maj. Motoko Kusanagi. And now his beloved basset hound Gabriel has mysteriously disappeared. To complicate matters even further, he’s having reoccurring dreams about a son he never had. Combating violent insurgents is one thing; getting in touch with your feelings is totally different. Suddenly, Batou must grapple with the thing he understands the least: his own humanity! Expanding on the concepts explored in the movie, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Masaki Yamada’s novel also stands as a wholly original piece of work not tethered directly to any Ghost in the Shell continuity. Say hello to After The Long Goodbye—highly recommended for readers looking for science fiction with a soul.

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence: After the Long Goodbye epub download

ISBN13: 978-1421513942

ISBN: 1421513943

Author: Yuji Oniki,Carl Gustav Horn,Masaki Yamada

Category: Graphic Novels

Subcategory: Manga

Language: English

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 1st edition (July 17, 2007)

Pages: 200 pages

ePUB size: 1382 kb

FB2 size: 1601 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 274

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Use_Death
Fisrt off, let me say the new reader should familiarize themselves with Lee Morgans' subliminal musical take on 'I'm a fool to want you". This track sets the tone for the mood of the book right from the get go. Hard boiled, sure, but also a surprisingly good choice by Yamada given the hopelessness of the prologue.
Like reviewers before me have alluded to, the story kicks off sometime after the Major vanished into the net. We find Batou a solitary figure, alone except for his beloved dog Gabriel. An Oshii staple in his works, Batou's basset hound is named after Oshii's own pet. Unbelievably loyal and loving dogs, the basset hound represents Batou's only reminder of his humanity. But when Gabriel disappears, he starts to question his own existence...and whether he even had a soul to begin with.
Yamada weaves a tale that lets the reader in on the fact Batou is not only a hulking immovable mass of braun, but also an adept detective. Like the anime entries in the GITS universe we are more often than not left wondering what is real and what is not.
I am a huge fan of Oshii, and enjoy the lanquid pace his works convey. His attention to detail is second to none, and his choice in Yamada to write this crossover story was inspired. And like a fine wine or a bespoke cigar, it is best served with a healthy dose of jazz.
Lee Morgan to be precise.
Use_Death
Fisrt off, let me say the new reader should familiarize themselves with Lee Morgans' subliminal musical take on 'I'm a fool to want you". This track sets the tone for the mood of the book right from the get go. Hard boiled, sure, but also a surprisingly good choice by Yamada given the hopelessness of the prologue.
Like reviewers before me have alluded to, the story kicks off sometime after the Major vanished into the net. We find Batou a solitary figure, alone except for his beloved dog Gabriel. An Oshii staple in his works, Batou's basset hound is named after Oshii's own pet. Unbelievably loyal and loving dogs, the basset hound represents Batou's only reminder of his humanity. But when Gabriel disappears, he starts to question his own existence...and whether he even had a soul to begin with.
Yamada weaves a tale that lets the reader in on the fact Batou is not only a hulking immovable mass of braun, but also an adept detective. Like the anime entries in the GITS universe we are more often than not left wondering what is real and what is not.
I am a huge fan of Oshii, and enjoy the lanquid pace his works convey. His attention to detail is second to none, and his choice in Yamada to write this crossover story was inspired. And like a fine wine or a bespoke cigar, it is best served with a healthy dose of jazz.
Lee Morgan to be precise.
Akinozuru
its often that the characters of section 9 have mysterious way of living in that we know little or nothing about them or how they think and live...especially good old Batou.. every one knows he's is or rather was the Majors right hand mate..but we really don't know anything else about him...However with this book you really begin to realize who Batou is and role that he plays..

.now granted the story is about how he looses his dog and ect..but a lot of crazy *action packed* things happen to him during this time and the majority of all of it links to the story in the Innocence movie..such as how the case really got started..and how the murders progress.Also the oveall story gives you an indepth idea as how the majors departure effected him and as to why he seems lost (mentally) sometimes in the second movie...However, the only draw back is this book acts really like a Journal...each chapter tends to be completely different ..sometimes they run together sometimes not...so it can seem very choppy from time to time..also if your a new-comer to Ghost in the Shell...you might not want to pick this up...alot of what batou talks about is a mix of past and present shell knowledge...yeaa...you could get lost and not have a clue

as for book quality the book comes with a super nice cover that feels ultra smooth and soft, printing is in a good readable font and the translation is awesome....

overall this is an impressive piece of literature considering that, Ghost in the Shell, is mainly a Anime/movie/Graphic Novel kinda deal..
Akinozuru
its often that the characters of section 9 have mysterious way of living in that we know little or nothing about them or how they think and live...especially good old Batou.. every one knows he's is or rather was the Majors right hand mate..but we really don't know anything else about him...However with this book you really begin to realize who Batou is and role that he plays..

.now granted the story is about how he looses his dog and ect..but a lot of crazy *action packed* things happen to him during this time and the majority of all of it links to the story in the Innocence movie..such as how the case really got started..and how the murders progress.Also the oveall story gives you an indepth idea as how the majors departure effected him and as to why he seems lost (mentally) sometimes in the second movie...However, the only draw back is this book acts really like a Journal...each chapter tends to be completely different ..sometimes they run together sometimes not...so it can seem very choppy from time to time..also if your a new-comer to Ghost in the Shell...you might not want to pick this up...alot of what batou talks about is a mix of past and present shell knowledge...yeaa...you could get lost and not have a clue

as for book quality the book comes with a super nice cover that feels ultra smooth and soft, printing is in a good readable font and the translation is awesome....

overall this is an impressive piece of literature considering that, Ghost in the Shell, is mainly a Anime/movie/Graphic Novel kinda deal..
Tantil
I'm a Ghost In The Shell fan. I enjoyed the films and LOVE the SAC series.

I'm a science fiction fan. William Gibson is easily one of my top 3 authors, I really enjoyed Stephenson's "Snowcrash", and read and enjoyed "cyberpunk" voraciously until it became a rather tired genre.

So how I missed this wonderful novel until now, I'll never know! "After the Long Goodbye" is a very worthy addition to the GitS universe, and by the nature of its setting, has a cyberpunk feel to it, but it's so much more mature and thoughtful than much of that genre.

It wrestles some big questions, and even poses some interesting answers. It's written in the 1st person from Batou's POV, which surprised the heck out of me in the first two pages, but Yamada has done a wonderful job of putting the reader in the big guy's head without betraying what we've seen on the big and small screens. It's also surprisingly free of the techno-pron I'd expected. I expected almost excruciating detail about weapons, cyborgs and so on but, as Batou himself says, he's "no otaku". There's easily as much philosophy and technology in this novel, as befitting the GitS universe.

Strangely, after the first few pages, I sort of gave up on it being a "GitS novel". Little reference to Section 9, a few token appearances of Togusa, no Aramaki, and of course no Motoko... it does not seem like an unaired episode of GitS. However, by the end of the novel, all of the threads come together and you realize that, yes, it's very much a GitS story, one bigger than the television screen, but perhaps too quiet for the big screen. If you read it, perhaps you'll know what I'm trying to say.

By the way, it's a quick read, only 180+ pages. Also, the afterward "interview" with Yamada and "Innocence" director Mamoru Oshii is a treat, and offers some fascinating insights into their approaches to this universe, and the "Innocence" film itself.

Highly recommended, and required for GitS fans.
Tantil
I'm a Ghost In The Shell fan. I enjoyed the films and LOVE the SAC series.

I'm a science fiction fan. William Gibson is easily one of my top 3 authors, I really enjoyed Stephenson's "Snowcrash", and read and enjoyed "cyberpunk" voraciously until it became a rather tired genre.

So how I missed this wonderful novel until now, I'll never know! "After the Long Goodbye" is a very worthy addition to the GitS universe, and by the nature of its setting, has a cyberpunk feel to it, but it's so much more mature and thoughtful than much of that genre.

It wrestles some big questions, and even poses some interesting answers. It's written in the 1st person from Batou's POV, which surprised the heck out of me in the first two pages, but Yamada has done a wonderful job of putting the reader in the big guy's head without betraying what we've seen on the big and small screens. It's also surprisingly free of the techno-pron I'd expected. I expected almost excruciating detail about weapons, cyborgs and so on but, as Batou himself says, he's "no otaku". There's easily as much philosophy and technology in this novel, as befitting the GitS universe.

Strangely, after the first few pages, I sort of gave up on it being a "GitS novel". Little reference to Section 9, a few token appearances of Togusa, no Aramaki, and of course no Motoko... it does not seem like an unaired episode of GitS. However, by the end of the novel, all of the threads come together and you realize that, yes, it's very much a GitS story, one bigger than the television screen, but perhaps too quiet for the big screen. If you read it, perhaps you'll know what I'm trying to say.

By the way, it's a quick read, only 180+ pages. Also, the afterward "interview" with Yamada and "Innocence" director Mamoru Oshii is a treat, and offers some fascinating insights into their approaches to this universe, and the "Innocence" film itself.

Highly recommended, and required for GitS fans.
Daiktilar
The writing was seamless and flowed like a dream. Moving from dream, to reality, to reading about a brain hacking attempt in first person was easy to understand and a great pleasure to read as is the rest of the writing.

The pace never slows, even when fleshing out the elaborate world details, and the images the scenes draw left me so satisfied that when I was done reading I didn't wish someone would make a movie out of this.

Those that have seen the GITS Innocence movie will know what to expect and I couldn't sum it better than the back cover: "Say hello to After the Long Goodbye- highly recommended for readers looking for science fiction with a soul".
Daiktilar
The writing was seamless and flowed like a dream. Moving from dream, to reality, to reading about a brain hacking attempt in first person was easy to understand and a great pleasure to read as is the rest of the writing.

The pace never slows, even when fleshing out the elaborate world details, and the images the scenes draw left me so satisfied that when I was done reading I didn't wish someone would make a movie out of this.

Those that have seen the GITS Innocence movie will know what to expect and I couldn't sum it better than the back cover: "Say hello to After the Long Goodbye- highly recommended for readers looking for science fiction with a soul".