not simple

Vol: 1; Ch: 14
4.41 of 5 from 111 votes
Rank #223
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Ian is a young man from Australia who has never had an easy life; his mother is an alcoholic who can’t stand the sight of him and his father doesn’t give him the time of day. The only person to care about him is his older sister Kylie, but the pair has been separated with only the promise that when Ian fulfils his goal, they will be reunited. One day he meets a writer named Jim who takes an interest in Ian’s troubled life and decides to write a novel about him. With a life that’s far from simple, will his story have a happy ending?

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MMaru's avatar by MMaru on Feb 4, 2013
Score 8/10

This is one of the most depressing things I've ever read, but still so good that it's one that I kept to read again one day rather than trading it or giving it away.  The art is very simple and gritty, which adds to the dark, harsh story.  No fuzzy, happy endings here.  The story can get a little challenging to follow at times, but it's well worth sticking through. read more

cassiesheepgirl's avatar by cassiesheepgirl on Jul 13, 2010
Score 7.5/10

Story: 8/10 I first encountered and began to admire the work of mangaka Natsume Ono when I watched the Ristorante Paradiso anime. My adoration grew when I saw episode one of Sarai ya Goyou and after reading the RisPara manga and as much ... read more



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