Books Read, October 2005


Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer – I’d been avoiding this because of all the hype, but Safran Foer is a good prose stylist and I always enjoy novels that are written from multiple perspectives of a few characters.

The Blond Baboon by Janwillem van de Wetering – A quirky mystery set in Amsterdam, where the police attempt to solve a murder case while dealing with their many foibles.

The Dog of the Marriage by Amy Hempel – I always like her short stories.

Manga & Graphic Novels

Honour Among Punks

This was an interesting story in an alternate history London setting where packs of punks roam the streets. An American medical student becomes a housekeeper for a former police officer turned punk who still enjoys solving mysteries. This was my bedtime reading for several weeks, and it had a bunch of fun Sherlock Holmes references.

Hellblazer: Original Sins – I finally got around to reading Hellblazer, even though I saw the movie version with Keanu Reaves. I much prefered the graphic novel, and now I understand why people were complaining so much about Keanu.

V for Vendetta -I’m glad my sister bought this so I could read it while she was visiting me! I can’t believe I’ve gone for so long without reading this before. I dread the movie version.

Dramacon #1
Basara #14
Yotsuba&! #3
Tokyo Boys and Girls #2
Sugar Sugar Rune #1
From Far Away #3 and #4
Devil Does Exist #3
Tsubasa #6
Fruits Basket #12