Summer Reading

I haven’t been updating the list as regularly as I would have liked. It took me all summer to get through “Jingo”, it wasn’t really very good. Not my favorite Pratchett book.

I’m currently reading “Vampire Hunter D” by Hideyuki Kikuchi. This is not a manga/comic book, it’s a novel. This is the novel that inspired the classic anime horror flick. It has been translated into English for the first time, and it looks like there are plans to translate the entire series into English, which would be really cool.

I’ve long wanted to read a book translated from Japanese. The Japanese language seems to be steeped in this wonderful deep sense of.. I’m not sure what to call it or how to describe it. It’s a very poetic language, very beautiful. I wondered how well a novel written in Japanese originally, would translate into English. So far, VHD does not disappoint. The prose is solid, and flourishes in our barbaric and less noble tongue. Definitely one to put on the read list if you are a fan of horror fiction.