by Nakano Hitori
Translated by Bonnie Elliott.
(4/5)Fiction / Biography (Train Man is supposedly based on true internet chat forum conversations) First Published in 2004 Publisher: Del Ray Books (USA), Shinchosha (Japan) Set in: present day Japan
Book cover synopsis:
“The story of the Train man who fell in love with the girl, Hermes.
The best selling internet-generation love story from Japan.’
Train Man is lifted directly from Japan’s 2-Channel chat forum, the world’s largest message board and the most popular website in Japan, handling a million posts every day.
On the web you can say what you feel and be who you want, no strings attached. But sometimes the web escapes into reality and the truth becomes more amazing than fiction.