My Paranoid Next Door Neighbor

Kazuka Minami, Author . 801 Media $15.95 (200p) ISBN 978-1-934129-06-7

Yukito's father's best friend's son is moving into Yukito's home, and Yukito's afraid his childhood crush on him will return. This hardcore yaoi sets its tone early, when Yukito's complaint about the houseguest is that he'll only be able to masturbate in the bathroom from now on. Yukito behaves like a stereotypical Harlequin heroine, bemoaning how his body betrays him when he really doesn't want to have sex with Hokuto, no, not at all, only it feels so good. The characters, supposed to be high school boys, have the big eyes, young faces and slender bodies of preteens. Every aspect of life in this story is permeated with sex. Yukito visits another classroom and gets hit on by the “lot of gays” in that area (and Yukito is blamed for it, since he's told he's too good-looking to safely enter the class). Yukito's parents spend dinner complimenting the boys' looks. Unsurprisingly, the guest explicitly propositions Yukito his first night there, before proceeding to fondling and flat-out molesting. With this saturated atmosphere (and an accurate explicit content warning promising the reader what they're looking for), the book satisfies the dedicated genre fan by staying focused on its titillating purpose. (Aug.)

Reviewed on: 08/27/2007
Release date: 08/01/2007
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