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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent
Progress: 124/310 pages
The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus
Progress: 72/313 pages
To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines
Judith Newman
Princess Prince
Tomoko Taniguchi
Progress: 310/336 pages
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Peter Godfrey-Smith
Progress: 41/255 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 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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