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July 14, 2006

SRP Book 6: Gunslinger Girl Volume 1

Summer Reading Program - My Books

I finished my ninth book this morning, so I should really get caught up on reviews...

Gunslinger Girl Volume 1 by Yu Aida (186 pages)
Genre: Manga
Rating: 3

A friend told me to read this, and his description of the whole "government program to turn little girls into weapons" thing sounded sort of like Serenity, so I figured I'd give it a try. I don't read much manga, so this provided an interesting challenge. Or, rather, two challenges. One was specific to manga: just getting used to reading the columns from right to left. The other goes for all graphic novels. I'm a very verbal person - even when people talk to me, my brain translates what they say into written words that I then "read" - so I had to keep reminding myself that The Pictures Are Important. Look At The Pictures. I think it was a good exercise, though, and the concept/plot of this one was interesting enough to make me want to read the next one.

Posted by Kat at July 14, 2006 04:38 PM

I do the same thing mentally- it all gets "written out" first and then processed. I was a bit surprised as a child to find out that most people don't "read" their thoughts.

Posted by: Carrie K at July 14, 2006 05:21 PM

I haven't read any manga, which is interesting since I like anime and my library has manga available to check out...

Posted by: Chris at July 14, 2006 09:36 PM
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