Toilet Stories Vol.1, the review of the book to read in the bathroom

Toilet Stories Vol.1, the review of the book to read in the bathroom

Toilet Stories Vol.1

Introducing this work is not easy, but it is often better to be direct than to turn words to explain a concept, so sorry if we might seem a little out of place. We all go to the bathroom to go to the toilet, it is a primary physiological function and for some it is comparable to a real daily ritual that deserves silence and tranquility. For the latter, instead of constantly shaking the smartphone or playing some game in it, wouldn't it be more interesting to read a book that is possibly short, but light and fun? So here is what Toilet Stories could be used for, the new first volume of two composed of the stories by Asami Hyougetu and the humorous illustrations by Shinsuke Yoshitake and published in Italy by Planet Manga.

All the stories revolve around the bathroom and the adventures and misadventures that can be experienced, but let's find out more about this first chapter in our review.

Toilet Stories: how many stories started in the bathroom?

“This book is about bathrooms because stories are born in the bathroom. Stories of the most disparate, of any kind, from adventure to yellow "and with this preface by Asami Hyougetu begins the first volume of Toilet Stories. In the latter there are 33 stories (the prologue and epilogue are also included in the count) divided according to the reading time in the bathroom which can range from one minute to a maximum of five minutes and the necessary timing is conveniently reported in the index. All the stories are very diverse and take up various genres, however they are united by the red thread of brevity and fun. Have you ever been in the bathroom and heard speeches that maybe you shouldn't have heard? There is a story about this. Has it ever happened to you that he escaped with such urgency that you stop and do it in a wood? There is also this story. In short, among dramas, emotions, surprises and pure loves in Toilet Stories you could find one or more moments of real life that at least once you have lived or could live.

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Lots of fun, little memorability

The stories present in Toiler Stories, therefore, stand out for their great variety of both narrative style and themes. Some of them are self-contained, others partially connected, but all stand out for a more or less light tone depending on the story told. The situations described are almost all realistic and part of the daily life of all of us, therefore it becomes easy to get passionate, have fun and sometimes even get excited thinking about that time that exactly what is described in the book happened (such as discovering that you are pregnant) . Unfortunately, however, net of this no story really remains imprinted in the mind nor their purpose is to give moral teachings to the reader. It is like observing a series of short films that describe various more or less likely events that happen in the bathroom, you feel some emotion when you look at them but you forget it the exact moment one ends and the next begins. The stories, unfortunately, are basic and devoid of any twist or twist.

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In conclusion Toilet Stories is a recommended book undoubtedly to the public who read little or who want to spend some time during their needs in the bathroom. The stories are short and perfectly respect the timing marked in the index. Although it is a fun and light reading, however, it has major limitations which unfortunately do not justify in any way the cost of 13.90 euros. Even from an aesthetic point of view it is nothing more than a volume with a small format like a manga with a dust jacket. The quality of Planet Manga is undisputed, but for a bathroom reading perhaps you could opt for another price range that is certainly more affordable for everyone.

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