Manga Review: Descending Stories, volume 1 / by Haruko Kumota

I've been pretty hyped to read this after hearing so many great things about the anime; many people touting this story as a "masterpiece". I'm less enthused after reading it than I was expecting. It has one major flaw in my eyes and that is it is written by a yaoi author. i.e. she brings … Continue reading Manga Review: Descending Stories, volume 1 / by Haruko Kumota

Non-Fiction Review: Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner

Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It by Gabriel Wyner My rating: 4 of 5 stars It's difficult to rate something like this without seeing if it works first. But, I do think that the author is at least giving you a very practical approach to self-language study... and he … Continue reading Non-Fiction Review: Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner

Graphic Novel Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is storytelling with the flavour of folk tales. There's something under the surface that feels somewhat poetic, but also leaves the stories feeling somewhat incomplete. The incompleteness is magnified by the fact that the art is left to tell the ending in … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Graphic Novel Review: Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown

Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown My rating: 2 of 5 stars This was okay. My opinion of it might be suffering for the fact that I just read a corporate history graphic novel that I enjoyed exponentially more about a month ago. It was too easy to compare the two. I enjoyed … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Tetris: The Games People Play by Box Brown

Quick Review: Blood Sucker: the Legend of Zipangu / by Saki Okuse and Aki Shimizu

Blood Sucker: Legend of Zipangu, Volume 2 by Saki Okuse My rating: 2 of 5 stars At this point in the series the only thing saving it is the action sequences and art drawn by Aki Shimizu. Shimizu is a great artist, it's such a shame that only 1 of his series actually got a … Continue reading Quick Review: Blood Sucker: the Legend of Zipangu / by Saki Okuse and Aki Shimizu