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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

The Tokyo Zodiac Murders (Pushkin Vertigo)
Shika MacKenzie, Soji Shimada, Ross MacKenzie
Progress: 102/316 pages
The Bishop's Pawn (A Marc Edwards Mystery Book 7)
Don Gutteridge
Progress: 47/239 pages
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Dylan Marron, Jeffrey Cranor, Cecil Baldwin, Retta Andresen, Joseph Fink, Harper Audio, Dan Bittner, Therese Plummer
Progress: 211/722 minutes
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
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

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.