Although I am not an avid reader of this series in my freetime, since I grew up on the movies without reading any of the books, it is interesting to see the differences. For example, Charlie and Bella's relationship is touched on a lot more, and in the books Bella doesn't seem like such a bitch to her friends. Also, I found the scene where Bella was passing out at blood in her science class to be really amusing, and I would love to see it in the film (but I understand why they didn't, time budget and all).
This version of dracula is modern and has a bit of variation from the original. Sigh, the best part of reading Hamlet and Frankenstein was the deciphering and "ah-ha!" moments that I would get from finally understanding the text. But, I really do like the pictures that are shown on his journeys. The people wailing and praying for him... it's so sinister and foreshadowing.... so excited to read more, but NeoCities has devoured my heart more than any novel can.
My brother got this for me because I like psychological horror. Only about a couple pages in so far, but it is really good! I adore the art style and storytelling so far.
This is a really decent memior, I'm around 50 pages, but I really like it. It reminds me of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying
due to the way that the author also writes dictation and dialect (accent?). It's a really good insight to Irish poverty and neglect within older times. I relate to some parts of his story, but I suppose everyone does that when they read about other people's lives.. there's only so many experiences in the world, most of them are universal.
I haven't finished this book yet, but considering I live in the Midwest, seeing this persons' views of it are funny. I love learning about different perspectives and seeing how other people's brains work, so I like it so far. I have to pick this up again.
I really enjoyed Hamlet, as I said before, mainly for the ways of being able to translate the play and understanding what was trying to be said. I also really liked the work we did in class, comparing Hamelt and Ophelia's madness (or displays/overperformances of), which are some analogies I still use to this day.
I think one of the best parts about reading Frankenstein was that in AP Lit we had to do actually think and mull over topics and conceptualizations within the novel. My favorite part was Frankenstein's graverobbing, and above all, his description of the Monster. (At the time
of writing this, I am in the process of getting a commission done of that description!) The imagery of the flesh, yellowed and drying, barely clinging to the face was pretty nice, not gonna lie.
I had to read this for AP Lit in highschool, but I really liked dissecting it. I want to read it again, to consider multiple perspectives of the characters, to try and decipher their accents on paper, to understand what's going on, to follow them on their grueling journey of burying a loved one. It would be so nice to own.
From what I know, this manga gets slowly more deep and disturbing, and from what I understand the character PunPun develops as well. I think this is a sort of distorted love story, but I cannot tell. I think it would be really cool to just own this series physically, as I really enjoy the contrast from the main character to the almost-realism surrounding him.
I absolutely LOVED this film, I could watch it over and over. I would be so honored to own the manga in real life, so this deserves its spot here.