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I've stuck with comics for a while.

Lately reading Attack on Titan mange because due the global popularity I expect the anime to eventually come to our TV.

today also picked from library a big pile of classic 80's Alan Moore's Swamp Thing.

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Still reading Karin Slaughter thrillers. I've got all of them on epub so keeping busy with those for a while.
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This is something of a record. Over a year ago I posted this:
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Trying to get started with an old Star Wars book I picked from fleamarket years ago.

Han Solo and the Lost Legacy is last part of The Han Solo Adventures trilogy, some of the very first SW books, only preceded by novelization of the original film and "Splinter of the Mind's Eye".


So, I've been trying to read this very short book for over two months and have gotten though less than a quarter...
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I finished Han Solo and the Lost Legacy yesterday... emoticon

Checking my diaries, I find out following.
I bought this and the first book of the trilogy 2001, read the first 2003, pirated - and never read - the middle part 2004 and started this last book last year march (and have since read three other books).

I don't know... it wasn't that good, but neither that bad. And these years, I surely have interest on Star Wars.
There are not many books I've ever quit in the middle.

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Reading manga and latest are (manga)]7 Deadly Sins and ]Mirai Nikki aka Future Diary.

The latter one is pretty f***ed up...
(and considering the things I read/watch/play, that's saying something)

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Although it is of romantic comedy genre for teen girls, I just had to see what the heck is manga called Finlandia: Santa Yousei Gakkou (aka Finlandia: Fairy Vocational School) by Mei Noguchi.

And it's actually quite good. It's not annoying like much of girls' manga and while it's defined as romantic comedy, it gets pretty series with childhood traumas and social commentary about indigenous peoples.

Synopsis (from Myanimelist):
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Airi is a Japanese exchange student who loves Finland and especially Christmas. She came to Finland to study in a special elf-educational school in Lapland and lives with a local family together with her host brothers; the relaxed and friendly Tuure and the stubborn Cain, who is to become Airi's working partner, Santa Claus.


It's not really fantasy as there's no magic (nor scifi) at all. It just has imaginary school for Santas and elves (to kind we have around) in Finland.


One funny thing in manga and anime in general is how Japanese treat Christianity in storytelling. It's an interesting perspective to see our religion used the way western pop culture does to Greek or Scandinavian mythologies.

Finlandia does that also to variety of our local customs and superstitions...

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(almost exactly year ago)
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I'm finally starting the book my this year avatar refers to, Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake.
This is second book of the series, sequel to "Titus Groan". The (awesome!) TV miniseries Gormenghast is based on these to books.

I have read Lord of the Rings in English. All Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy books, plenty of Edgar Allan Poe, even Milton's Paradise Lost. But Peake's text is most challenging read I've encountered.


Now starting the last book, Titus Alone.

While the first two were almost one book split to two part, the third is a very separate sequel with somewhat different tone and setting. Most striking difference is that while the other books described what to me appeared a fantasy setting with ca. 17th/18th century technology, now we encounter cars and scifi/steampunk machines. Even though we still have same main character, only months or at most years after end of the previous book.

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Traditional year start with Frank Herbert.

]Man of Two Worlds

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Just purchased Anne Frank's diary from my local book store.
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Just comics for now. After Finishing my alltime favorite Corto Maltese, I've been reading Inspector Canardo.

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