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Punishment (Yaoi) Paperback – Sep 11 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Yaoi Press (Sept. 11 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933664452
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933664453
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #859,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I don't know how to adequately describe this manga for it opens with an act of murder that seems to be shrugged off as relatively unimportant as the story progresses. The fact that it was a diseased prostitute seems to make it okay that she was killed. From there the lead in the story pursues another man that he wishes to tame, but is, instead, dominated by him. So the murderer finds a lover that totally subjugates him and even as he's always giving in he doesn't understand how that happened. That's the basis of the story. Oh, and did I mention, that both men live in a society where punishment by whipping is the norm, and they are both torturers?
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical and Hot Sept. 12 2012
By Megan Lambert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
What I liked most about this manga is that time and time again it threw me for a complete loop. Vishva and Fang pull off amorous and comedic in a style only manga can artfully accomplish. Vishva is a typical sadist, he enjoys his job and at first takes to Fang to satisfy the needs his archetype dictates he has. My assumptions were yanked out from under my ass. There were pages where I laughed out loud because actions clashed with what one thinks at first are two predictable personalities and I completely loved it. I particularly enjoyed the ending. Plot artfully peppered with smut is what I've come to count on in these works and I am never disappointed. As always I was never left feeling like I have with so many other one volume yaoi mangas; left with more questions than answers. Everything is comically and romantically resolved and it's great.

I would definitely recommend this manga. I like Yamila Abraham's work because it's always a steal compared to other yaoi/shounen-ai titles from competing publishers and the quality of her works is always ever improving. I'm keeping an eye on this publisher and I'm expecting great things to come. Now I must abscond, reread this manga, and reconfirm to myself the joys of being a fan girl.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yamila's manga pieces are always complete gems Sept. 17 2012
By egglorru - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The quality of this story is so well-rounded. The art is fantastic, the writing is interesting and the plot draws you in with a perfect blend of fantasy and fact. Not many people stop to think about the fact that Russia and China share a border, and given the history of both countries, this is the perfect setting for a D/s story to take place. And the characters are loveable (or hateable, when they're supposed to be ;D ), but either way, every character is realistic and draws out an emotional response from the reader. The relationship of the main characters has a twist to it that I wasn't expecting, and the way Yamila wrote it had me laughing out loud.

Definitely glad to have this one on my shelf, and I can't wait for more from this wonderful author!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall, Well Done Jan. 4 2014
By MRB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this manga. It presents a very interesting idea and the smut contained is beautifully done. It was a bit darker than I expected, but it actually worked very well for the story itself. I do think that the story progressed a little too quickly, there could have been more character/plot development, but overall it was enjoyable.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The 5 star reviews for this confuse me Dec 19 2013
By Raine - Published on Amazon.com
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ok, so, I was expecting great things. I've heard good things about yaoi press, I've heard good things about Yamila Abraham. There were several 5-star reviews. So I was excited to get this book.

NON-SPOILER CRITIQUE:

The story was blah. Things moved to fast. (as admitted even by the characters themselves.) So many panels per page that while the art was decent, there was never any good detailed shots. Even the cover is lack-luster, and for the title, there was no "punishment" for the main characters. Not for crimes committed. Not in sexy ways unless you count the very last page, which I don't. Last time I spend money on a yaoi press book, especially since it says on the cover that its their "strongest work to date!" Very disappointing.

***SPOILER ALERT***

Both characters were immediately unlikeable to me. You have a guy who murders a prostitute, gets off scott free, then goes back to his day job where he punishes others for lesser crimes? This is a likeable character how? Then you have an entire world of people that are all extremely racist save for 2 characters. (the boss and the aforementioned murderer)

There's logic missing all over the book. Like why the new guy who is hated by everyone, and has never said one way or another what his education experience is, is more qualified to take over the boss' position when he retires than every other person there?

To make Fang less likeable you quickly learn his nice guy act is hiding the fact he's a rapist.

Then just to bring things full circle the book ends with yet another murder gotten away with.

I guess all that is ok though, because "mm! Yaoi!" -rolls eyes-
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars punishment May 8 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I just received this book and I read the book and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Very good and I hope you enjoy as well.


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