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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 58/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
50 Girls 50 and Other Stories
Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Gary Groth
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel
Becky Chambers
Progress: 148/441 pages
The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, Bill Homewood, Naxos AudioBooks
Progress: 667/3165 minutes
A Matter of Oaths
Helen S. Wright
Progress: 101/277 pages
Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
Professor Roy Benaroch, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Progress: 34/725 minutes

Reading progress update: I've read 350 out of 720 pages.

Another Omnibus - Yukito Ayatsuji, Hiro Kiyohara, Karen McGillicuddy

There are no page numbers in this, so I have to guess.


Meh. This is my fourth time with this story - first as an anime, then a rewatch of the anime, then the novel, and now this manga. I think that may have been two times too many. Once again, I'm annoyed at the lengths this story goes to to hide who the "casualty" is. It's not quite as bad as in the novel, but it still feels artificial.


There is apparently also a live action movie version. I really wonder how they managed to hide the "casualty" in that one. The book relies on the main character just not thinking about certain things (ugh), while the anime and the manga rely on

characters' faces looking enough the same that a different hairstyle can make them look like a completely different person. How does it work in a live action movie where you'll have to use the same person in what's supposed to look like two different roles?

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