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Will Heath

Will predominantly writes about the books of Books and Bao, examining the literature of a place and how the authors have used the art of storytelling to reflect the world and the culture around them.

Is the Kaguya-sama Manga Worth Reading?

The Kaguya-sama: Love is War manga is translated from the Japanese by Emi Louie-Nishikawa Created, written, and drawn by mangaka Aka Akasak, the Kaguya-sama manga (Kaguya-sama: Love is War) is a slice of life manga that pits two proud and brilliant, but socially inept, teenagers against one another. It’s a simple premise that works brilliantly …

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15 Wonderful Slice of Life Manga

Slice of life manga come in many shapes and sizes. Some focus on romance, others comedy. Some take simple situations and twist them into bizarre shapes. Others are queer coming-of-age stories. Essential Slice of Life Manga Whatever your personal flavour when it comes to slice of life manga, you’ll find something to sink your teeth …

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18 Magical Books About Witches & Witchcraft

Books about witches take many different forms. Some are horror novels; others are historical accounts. Some are charming children’s stories; others are strange and disturbing mysteries. Setting witches at the heart of a novel, a comic book, or a nonfiction book can mean many different things and can cover many different genres, settings, and styles. …

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Why You Need to Read To Your Eternity (Manga)

The To Your Eternity manga is translated from the Japanese by Steven LeCroy Yoshitoki Oima is a modern legend of the manga world; a young female mangaka who has shaken the manga and anime scene with two incredible series’: A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) and To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e). A Silent …

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Komi Can’t Communicate (Manga): A Mixed Bag Comedy

The Komi Can’t Communicate manga is translated from the Japanese by John Werry Tomohito Oda’s Komi Can’t Communicate manga (Komi-san wa Komyushou Desu) is a slice-of-life comedy that succeeds and fails in equal parts; propelled forward by a sweet premise that remains interesting, but its comedy moments are often jarring and forced. The titular Komi …

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Why the Vinland Saga Manga is a Masterpiece

Created, written, and drawn by Makoto Yukimura, the Vinland Saga manga is a historical epic and a true work of manga genius. Here’s why. Manga come and manga go. Some great manga become symbols of the medium; the first thing on our lips when we recommend manga to our friends (Berserk and Dragon Ball spring …

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15 Delectable Dark Academia Books

Dark academia is more popular than ever before — a blend of literary fiction and genre fiction, gothic and grounded. Dark academia books come in many styles, but they all share the theme of, well, dark academia. Putting a firm definition of dark academia can be tricky but it generally involves places of higher education, …

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14 Must-Read Modern French Books (In Translation)

French literature is widely regarded as some of the best ever written. Classic French authors like Proust, Camus, Victor Hugo, and Simone de Beauvoir represent the height of literature, politics, and philosophy. Classic French books are almost inexhaustible. Jules Verne, Voltaire, Colette, Sartre, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. There is almost no end to the list of …

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