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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Nine Princes in Amber: The Chronicles of Amber, Book 1
Alessandro Juliani, Roger Zelazny
Progress: 123/331 minutes
Making Arrangements
Progress: 44 %
Let's Talk About Love
Claire Kann
Progress: 80/277 pages
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
A Rational Arrangement
Rowyn Ashby
Progress: 89/537 pages
FREE: Locke & Key
Tatiana Maslany, Audible Studios, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodríguez, Kate Mulgrew, Haley Joel Osment, Full Cast
Progress: 91/806 minutes

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.