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Train Man: The Novel

Boy - bashful and not overly brave - defends girl from obnoxious drunk on a Tokyo train. Girl sends boy a thank-you pair of pricey Hermes teacups. Boy's a geek and doesn't know what to do next. End of story for most nerds - but this one turns to the world's largest online message board and asks for help, so for him it's just the beginning. This matchless love story is told through a series of Internet chat room threads.

As Train Man, our hero charts his progress and unveils each new crisis - from making conversation to deciding what to wear on a date and beyond - and in return, he receives advice, encouragement, warnings, and sympathy from the anonymous netizens. And Train Man discovers the secret to what makes the world go round - and proves we really do live in a universe where anything can happen.

Written by Hitori Nakano.

 

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