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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

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 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Progress: 372/473 minutes
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
The Drops of God 1
Shu Okimoto, Tadashi Agi
Progress: 99/424 pages

Just arrived via ILL

No Longer Human, Volume 2 - Osamu Dazai, Usamaru Furuya

This came before volume 1, of course. Ugh. At least I get to have this for a little over a month, so volume 1 has some more time to get here.

 

After a bit of research, I learned that I've read one of Usamaru Furuya's other works, Lychee Light Club. Which immediately made me worry even more about what the No Longer Human manga would be like, since Lychee Light Club is the kind of strangely beautiful grotesque horror that burns itself into your brain.

 

Flipping through this volume of No Longer Human, I can see that same strangely beautiful grotesqueness, but it doesn't seem to be quite as intense here. We'll see if I still feel the same way after reading it.