Reading

My readlist.

Currently reading

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    Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming

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    Dark Matter and Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary

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    Kaiju No. 8

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    Rashomon and Other Stories

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    The Summer Hikaru Died

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    The Way of the Househusband

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  • 🇯🇵️ うずまき

    Uzumaki, aka Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror

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    Eww! Proper gross-out horror. Not for the faint-hearted.

    Trigger warning
    Themes may be triggering for some people; horror.

    • Type: Manga
    • Read: 2024-05-08
    • Rating: ★★★☆☆
    • Origin: 🇯🇵️ Japan️

  • 🇯🇵️ コーヒーが冷めないうちに

    Kohi ga Samenai Uchi ni, aka Before the Coffee Gets Cold

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    A bit slow to get started but ended with tears in my eyes and an acceptance of what control, or lack of, we have over the change of the present.

    • Type: Novel
    • Read: 2024-05-04
    • Rating: ★★★★☆
    • Origin: 🇯🇵️ Japan️

  • If Cats Disappeared from the World

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    Genki Kawamura’s short but very, very sweet story of finding meaning in life and death, sacrifice and resolving conflict. No, you’re crying!

    • Type: Novel
    • Read: 2024-02-25
    • Rating: ★★★★☆
    • Origin: 🇯🇵️ Japan️

  • 🇯🇵️ 日本沈没

    Nippon Chinbotsu, aka Japan Sinks

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    Sakyo Komatsu’s award winning book about a natural disaster that eventually sinks Japan. A bit of a slog. It reminded me of the same satirical theme of Shin Godzilla but told at a glacial pace. It felt like I put it down more than I picked it up. The payoff at the end was worth it brought even more to life by the reality of the 2024 Noto earthquake aftermath.

    • Type: Novel
    • Read: 2024-02-15
    • Rating: ★★★★☆
    • Origin: 🇯🇵️ Japan️

  • Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka

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    Naoki Urasawa’s sci-fi noir retelling of Osamu Tezuka's Tetsuwan Atom is even more relevant today as humanity come to grips with AI filters into every facet of our digital lives. A moving and gripping story from start to finish.

    • Type: Manga
    • Read: 2023-12-13
    • Rating: ★★★★★
    • Origin: 🇯🇵 Japan️