Last month was yet another Tadoku contest, but I actually didn’t get much reading done. I’ve been busy with several projects but that’s all I can say about that right now. Anyways, I got through a great novel and some manga, in addition to all the reading that can’t be logged in 読書メーター. As always, you can find my thoughts on the stories below the links.
陽気なギャングが地球を回す is a story about a group of bank robbers. They each have a special talent and they have to use them to take action after a heist goes wrong. The pacing, humor, and unexpected twists made this book a really fun read. The characters stand on their own and shine in their interactions with each other.
デッドマン・ワンダーランド finally ended and, of course, it had to end on a good-ish note. I’m really tired of manga/drama/movies that are dark throughout the entire story and end up with some forced happy ending. I certainly enjoyed reading Deadman Wonderland, but a darker ending would’ve been so much better for believable closure and tying up of loose ends. The series is a fun, action-packed read overall.
日本人の知らない日本語4海外編 is my favorite of the 日本人の知らない日本語 series. In this volume, the teacher and her friend go to different countries in Europe and check out some schools where students are learning Japanese. The author also includes interesting facts about the countries before and after each chapter. Anyone can enjoy this, especially fans of the series.