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Familiar Diversions

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

Currently reading

Algis Budrys
Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 86/210 pages
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
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
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 316 out of 316 pages.

Parasite Eve - Hideaki Sena

I finally finished it. Was it worth it? No.


Most of the action happened in the last third, and the final developments were both ridiculous and disgusting. There were two instances of monster rape (one of them involving a 14-year-old girl), one instance of forced pregnancy

(ditto on the 14-year-old girl)

(show spoiler)

, and more instances of monster sex, masturbation, and general sexiness than I was inclined to keep track of.


As far as Halloween Bingo goes, this would work for the Genre: Horror, Chilling Children (horror with a child as one of the main characters), Monsters, and Diverse Voices (if a Japanese author counts as an author of color) squares.


Since Genre: Horror has been called, that's what I'll be using it for.