Movable Type 3.2
July 14, 2006
SRP Book 6: Gunslinger Girl Volume 1Summer 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)
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