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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Fall Into Darkness
Christopher Pike
Progress: 25/211 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
Invader: Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 2
Daniel Thomas May, Audible Studios, C.J. Cherryh
Progress: 774/997 minutes
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
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: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

"Christopher Pike Is Scarily Repetitive"

I love this post. I need to remember to trot it out whenever I do a Christopher Pike reread (yes, I plan to do more, I'm just not sure how soon).

 

Whisper of Death wasn't included, so I figured I'd go through and identify its literary devices myself. The ones I'm sure about:

  • Arson
  • Dreams
  • Illicit sex
  • Revenge
  • Shootout
  • Villain Monologue

 

And the ones I'm iffy about:

  • Faked death (sorta dead, sorta not...)
  • Group secret (several people in on the secret, but unaware that others besides themselves knew)

 

That's only 6 "for sure" literary devices, whereas my long-time favorite Pike book, Remember Me, includes 14. Interesting...