|A Rare 2013 Reading List Update!
||[Aug. 2nd, 2013|04:02 pm]
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WHOA! Yeah! I read things other than manga and comics... sometimes. Anyway, just last night I finished off the highly enjoyable Yurei Attack!, and that means its time to update my reading list.
1. Errantry: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand
2. Ninja Attack!: True Tales of Assassins, Samurai and Outlaws by Matt Alt and Hiroko Yoda
3. The Vampire Genevieve by Jack Yeovil
4. Yurei Attack!: The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide by Matt Alt and Hiroko Yoda
Uh-oh. I need to shift my reading into turbo or something, 'cause at this rate I'm averaging one book every two months. Anyway...
Yurei Attack! was a lot of fun, it's by Matt Alt and Hiroko Yoda and serves as a 101 guide to all things related to Japanese ghosts. It follows a similar format to the other two books in this thematic trilogy, Yokai Attack! and Ninja Attack!, with a number of entries providing background on different ghosts, haunted places, ghost storeis and more. They also included a brief overview of Jigoku, aka. the afterlife/underworld/hell, Yurei themed toys and much, much more. It's a nice lil' 101 guide for anyone interested in Japanese horror, myth, lore or superstitions.
No idea what to read next, I just know I need to read something and get it done, otherwise I'll have read embarrassingly little this year.