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Forest of Gray City, Vol. 1 (v. 1) [Paperback]

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Yun-Ook, a freelance illustrator, must pay off her debts, so--in desperation--she rents out a room to the cold and mysterious Bum-Moo Lee, leaving them with a strained relationship until Bum-Moo reveals that he is still a teenager and has feelings for her.

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Yun-Ook Jang is a freelance illustrator who rents out a room to help pay off her debts. Her tenant is a drop out named Bum-Moo Lee who only has a part-time job. Before Yun-Ook knew how old Bum-Moo was, he seemed rather mysterious and cold to her, and the two argued all the time. But what's this?! He's only seventeen?! He's just a kid who ought to be in school! Then one day, Bum-Moo asks her a dangerous question: "Do you mind if I like you?"

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Studio: Yen Press
Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 21, 2007
Publisher   Ice Kunion
ISBN  8952746236  
ISBN13  9788952746238  

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Great Manga!  Jan 6, 2008
Uhm JungHyun (so the name is spelled on my copy) has created a great story with "Forest of Gray City". The style of artwork is absolutely gorgeous (although opinions might differ according to tastes), and through both the art and the dialogue (or lack thereof) the characters, their lives, and their dilemmas really come alive. From the start, the cover compelled me to open it up and read it.... And from that moment on, I was a goner. Alternately funny, serious, and tantalizing throughout, this series is to be followed.
One great Korean manhwa  May 8, 2007
Forest of Gray City is a great Korean manhwa. Jung-Hyun Uhm's style is unique and her story is different and refreshing. I am impatiently looking forward to more volumes of this manhwa!
Gorgeous, Smart, and Funny  Mar 21, 2007
This is possibly the best modern romance story I have read in years. Both of the main characters (Yun-Ook Jang and Bum-Moo Lee) are interesting and human. They each feel real, in that they each have their own interests, weaknesses, and strengths.

In the first volume of the series, the two characters slowly get to know each other through the course of living their everyday lives. The author does not stoop to dramatic cliches to move the plot along. It all feels very natural and organic. I really enjoyed the clever subtlety of the storytelling and art.

There were several points in the story that made me laugh, too, which was really refreshing.

And, last but certainly not least, the art style is quite lovely.
Captivating artwork and a nice story  Mar 14, 2007
I love Forest of Gray City. The story starts out with an artist, who looks out of her window every morning to catch a glimpse of a man. This man stands on a street overbridge and stares at something before moving on. The artist is in debt and desperate for money, so she decides to rent out her extra room. However, everyone responding is not up to her requirements. One night, while very drunk she answers her door. It was a man answering her ad for the room. When she told him that she was the owner of the house, he turned to leave. That's when she begs him to stay and help her with her debt. Next morning, having forgotten the incident that occured the night before, the artist nearly has a heart attack when the man comes out of the extra room. So begins the land lady and tenant relationship of Yun-Ook Jang and Bum-Moo Lee. And Bum-Moo turns out to know who the man is on the bridge every morning.

What I really love is Jung-Hyun Uhm's art. Her lines are clean and so are the backgrounds. I found it very pleasing to the eye, unlike 'Kill Me, Kiss Me' that though, I love, gave me a headache trying to read it.

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