|megpie71 (megpie71) wrote,|
@ 2008-08-09 14:54:00
So, after heaps of waiting, I got a whole heap of new manga yesterday (my Amazon.com order arrived! Yays!). So I promptly stopped playing World of Warcraft (yes, there *is* something which will drag me away from games - it's books) and settled down to read them. So here's some quick comments:
* D N Angel 2 - yeah, still an interesting storyline, even if the premise is somewhat weird (I'm sorry, but the bit of my head which kinda-sorta knows how DNA works is busy saying "this isn't accurate" all the time, which rather interferes with just relaxing and letting go to enjoy the story). So I'll keep going with this series, and see how it goes, but if things get much more implausible, I'll probably give up.
* Death Note 1 - Okay, this is an um... interesting story. Rather dark, and an interesting look at how the best of intentions can so easily become the worst of realities. I'm interested, and I'll keep reading this one too. Time to synchronise the wishlists again. I'll read this for the interest factor.
* Ouran High School Host Club - Nice premise, interesting characters. The male Arian character is definitely an Aries (the world revolves around Him - of course - and everyone else is purely secondary; insults are mortally wounding and painful; atttention is easily - ooh, shiny! Shiny shiny shiny!!! - what was I saying again?) and the whole reveal of the protagonist's gender is nicely done. Okay, I'm hooked, and this one is one series I'll be reading for fun.
* Trinity Blood manga 4 - I'm probably evil because I prefer Abel Nightroad with the Crusnik side of him attempting to get out. Esther annoys me - all big eyes and annoying mannerisms. The battle scenes are a bit confusing, and it can be hard to keep track of things (oddly enough, this is probably where the anime shines; must see whether I can get it and find out). Okay, I'm probably most annoyed at Esther for inadvertently hurting Abel, but really... is the girl blind, deaf, or just plain daft not to have been putting the clues together?
* Trinity Blood: Reborn on Mars Vol 1 - The Star of Sorrow - Okay, the Esther in this I like. She's a lot better in the novel than she is in the manga, mainly because she's given more room to be a person rather than a pretty paper doll. Actually, all of the characters in the novel are better than the ones in the manga - a bit deeper, if you understand what I mean. About the only complaint I have with this one is the map at the back is all over the place when it comes to the labels. I suspect a box of darts was involved in the process, or that someone got distracted in the proofing. The only label placed correctly is Rome - then it all goes to pieces.
* Trinity Blood: Rage Against the Moons Vol 1 - From the Empire - A lovely collection of short stories, building into a longer plot. Again, the characters are deeper and more interesting than in the manga. The style is very readable as well - clear and precise. Definitely going to be following both of the Trinity Blood novel series (what can I say, I'm a text junkie) because the characters and the world created are fascinating.
I'd love to be ordering some more books, but unfortunately Himself has warned me the house is going to have to be sold, and we're going to have to move. This means I can't really go buying more books (much less the bookshelf to put them all on - and I do need that) until we're safely moved out and into our new location. At present, we're looking at somewhere in the Perth CBD-ish area, which means I'll have much easier access to any number of bookshops. This should probably not be as much of a selling point as it is...