Book Review: The Day of the Triffids / by John Wyndham

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham 978-0812967128 Modern Library Edition 256 pages I didn't like this. That's the only statement I really want to make. But, since this is supposed to be a blog, I'll elaborate. I finished reading the book last night, and it was such a slog to get through. I … Continue reading Book Review: The Day of the Triffids / by John Wyndham

Graphic Novel Review: Pumpkinheads / by Faith Erin Hicks and Rainbow Rowell

I'm back from a long hiatus. I was hoping to be consistently writing reviews on my blog, but... life. Let's get back into this...shall we!? Pumpkinheads story by Rainbow Rowell art by Faith Erin Hicks published by First Second 224 pages 978-1626721623 I recently picked up "Pumpkinheads" from my public library. I was super excited to … Continue reading Graphic Novel Review: Pumpkinheads / by Faith Erin Hicks and Rainbow Rowell

Quick Thoughts On: A Girl Called Echo, volume 2 by Katherena Vermette

Red River Resistance by Katherena VermetteMy rating: 3 of 5 starsThis title is an absolute must for any school library or public library in Canada. With the 150th anniversary of the Red River resistance occurring in 2019, and the major focus of the Canadian government on reconciliation, this comic couldn't have come at a better … Continue reading Quick Thoughts On: A Girl Called Echo, volume 2 by Katherena Vermette

Review/Rant: 100 Manga Artists by Amano Masanao

100 Manga Artists / by Amano Masanao ; edited by Julius Wiedemann. Köln : Taschen GmbH, [2017] ©2017 9783836526470 Original edition published as: Manga Design. Amano, Masanao. Köln : Taschen, c2004.   Before you get too far into this review, know that this is effectively the WORST book I've read on anime/manga... and I've read … Continue reading Review/Rant: 100 Manga Artists by Amano Masanao

Manga Review: Platinum Garden (vol. 1-6) / by Maki Fujita

Platinum Garden, volumes 1-6  / by Maki Fujita Translated from the Japanese by Egan Loo. English Adaptation by Sarah Dyer. Published in English by Tokyopop, 2006 First published in Japanese by Akita Publishing Co., 2001 1598163612 (volume 1) Rated: 2.5/5 Stars From GoodReads: When Kazura is sent to live in Mizuki's house, she learns that … Continue reading Manga Review: Platinum Garden (vol. 1-6) / by Maki Fujita

Quick Thoughts On : Ajin Demi-Human (vol. 1-8) / story by Tsuina Miura, art by Gamon Sakurai

Ajin Demi-Human, volume 1-8 (ongoing) / story by Tsuina Miura, art by Gamon Sakurai. Translated from the Japanese by Ko Ransom. Published by Vertical, 2014 Originally published as Ajin, in good! Afternoon magazine (Kodansha, Ltd.), 2012- 9781939130846 (volume 1) From GoodReads: High school student Kei Nagai is struck dead in a grisly traffic accident, but … Continue reading Quick Thoughts On : Ajin Demi-Human (vol. 1-8) / story by Tsuina Miura, art by Gamon Sakurai

Manga Review : Alice 19th / by Yuu Watase

Alice 19th, Volumes 1-7 (complete) / by Yuu Watase Translated from the Japanese by Lance Caselman Viz, 2003-2004. Originally published as "Alice 19th" by Shogakukan, Inc., 2001 9781591162155 (volume 1) Verso (volume 1): Alice Seno is a seemingly shy and meek girl who always seems to be outshined by her older sister Mayura. One day, … Continue reading Manga Review : Alice 19th / by Yuu Watase

Light Novel Review : Genshiken : Return of the Otaku / by Iida Kazutoshi & Kio Shimoku

Genshiken : Return of the Otaku / by Iida Kazutoshi & Kio Shimoku Based on the manga by Kio Shimoku Translated from the Japanese by Katy Bridges, 2010. Del Rey Manga/Kodansha Trade Paperback Edition, 2010 Originally published in Japan as Genshiken : Hairu Ranto no Yabo~Return of the Otaku, 2008 223 pages 978-0345516275 Stars: ★ … Continue reading Light Novel Review : Genshiken : Return of the Otaku / by Iida Kazutoshi & Kio Shimoku

Novel Review: Strange Weather in Tokyo / by Hiromi Kawakami

Strange Weather in Tokyo / by Hiromi Kawakami Translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell, ©2012 Published by Portobello Books, ©2014 Originally Published in Japan in 2001 under the title センセイの鞄 (Sensei no kaban) by Bungei Shunju, Tokyo 978-1-84627-510-4 Stars: ★★★★ / 5   From GoodReads: Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when … Continue reading Novel Review: Strange Weather in Tokyo / by Hiromi Kawakami