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Jarulf

Jarulf@bookrastinating.com

Joined 1 year, 3 months ago

I work in a used book shop in a small town in Sweden. I am introverted and prefer to spend my evenings with a book rather than the TV. I do enjoy talking to our customers about books though. The best is when you can show them a book they'd loved as a kid and had half-forgotten about. Love that! I don't care if they buy it or not.

I mostly read Science Fiction and Fantasy, but the occasional non-genre or literary fiction book slips through as well. I read to relax, to escape and recharge. I read shockingly few books in Swedish, my native language, and these tend to be non-fiction.

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Kentaro Miura, Duane Johnson: Berserk Deluxe Volume 2 (Hardcover, 2019, Dark Horse Comics) No rating

The reigning king of adult fantasy manga now in deluxe 7x10 hardcover editions! Born in …

While I wasn't entirely sold on the first volume of this classic, I am slowly coming around. In the first one, I sometimes found the art a little difficult to make out in the action scenes, but it has either got better or I am better at understanding it. Taking my time on the pages and not rush through them certainly helps. Faces can still be a bit awkward looking, but backgrounds such as castles and landscapes are often gorgeous.

The story is interesting, though I definitely prefer the scenes that doesn't involve fighting, and develop the characters and their relationships. A lot more politics too this time around, something I expect will be a trend for a long while.

I have a the third deluxe edition volume already, and will definitely get to it soon.

suu Morishita: A Sign of Affection 1 (Paperback, 2021, Kodansha Comics) No rating

Content warning Minor details revealed

finished reading Imaginary Vol. 1 by Niiro Ikuhana

I loved this. It's a realistic slice-of-life portrayal of life for a group of college-age young adults, a slowly developing romance peppered with wild flights of fancy. This mix of mundane realism and more or less weird and bizarre tangents into imagination and memory, with art to match really appealed to me. The way conversations change and go off on unrelated tangents feels very real, and is often pretty funny. If coming volumes are anything like this first one, I can easily see this becoming a favourite of mine.