[2022] 多読/extensive reading challenge

Roughly halfway through 怪人二十面相 by Edogawa-sensei. I’m still quite enjoying the book, but have to say the plot goes up and down in terms of suspense. I was hoping for a most consistent read and the previous books from him were like this, though one ended a little too early.

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The other book from him I read was aimed at an adult public, so I can’t really compare.
I mentioned it on Natively already, but I feel like 怪人二十面相 is on part with classic mystery children books I read in my childhood. So, in that sense, nothing to complain about. On the other hand, it’s been decades since I stopped being a kid, so it wasn’t the most thrilling read either.
That being said, it’s not a light novel, so I can increase my counter on this thread, finally.

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I just got enough books to keep me busy for a while:

I think I’ll try to finish these by the end of the year, though I’ll have to pick up the pace a bit.

Fun fact: マリアビートル was just made into a movie (Bullet Train), so they made a new cover for it with photos from the movie. But a lot of people hate it when publishers do that, so there’s a second dust jacket underneath, with the original artwork :exploding_head:

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And the trailers of it look absolutely atrocious. Kinda want to see it. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Absolutely atrocious? What do you mean? It’s an instant Oscar for comedy :joy:.

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