#6Degrees — Death Note to…..

This month is a Wild Card month and we’re supposed to start with the book we ended on last time we did this. Last month’s 6Degree had me ending on the manga Death Note.

Death Note is one of my favorite manga and I have read a LOT of manga. Hundreds of volumes. This volume shows a LOT skulls on the cover. When I think skulls, I think of one other franchise: The Terminators.

Trial By Fire is a sequel to the movie Terminator Salvation. I know I’m in the minority, but I enjoyed that movie quite a bit. I seem to enjoy things that aren’t the main stream. The Pathfinder trilogy is another such thing.

I enjoyed the living daylights out of this trilogy. Pathfinder starts things off and I was hooked for the ride. Another series that grabbed me and I rode to the end were the Executioner books.

War Against the Mafia starts things off with a bang and pretty much doesn’t stop for breath for the next 37 books. After that, the books were turned over to ghost writers and it became a generic “Mens Adventure” kind of series. Another franchise that didn’t even bother with a real author but went straight for the ghost writers was the Rogue Angel series.

Destiny was the first in the Rogue Angel series. It took me 13 more books and over a year and a half before I accepted I was completely wasting my time. Thankfully, I’ve gotten better since then. I will DNF an author like a real trooper now. One such author was John Gwynne.

Him and his execrable Valor were enough to convince me he was a bag of wind, the particularly smelly kind of wind. But to end this on a good note, here’s some good wind.

The Wind in the Willows is a whimsical and lovely children’s book about anthropomorphized animals. If you have kids, you should read it to them. If you don’t, you should read it for yourself. It’s probably about time I re-read this in fact.

And that is how you go from Death Note to The Wind in the Willows.

If you’d like to participate in the #6degrees series of posts, head over to #6Degrees Meme to find out the starting point for each month. They’re not always punctual, so sometimes you have to wait until a week into the month.

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26 thoughts on “#6Degrees — Death Note to…..

  1. “I know I’m in the minority, but I enjoyed that movie quite a bit”….well, than you are not alone! I really enjoyed it as well. I liked it’s darkness, and I really would not have minded one bit if we had a sequel to that one. I also own those books by the way! They were pretty okayish I guess is the word😊
    Deathnote is coming up for me soon as well. I’m in the last Volume of the Orange manga, and then I finally can get started on it 😊Looking forward to that one very much. Nice selection you have here!😊

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      1. Yeah, it’s up next on my list. I will probably finish Orange this month, (in about a week) and then finally Deathnote: that’s one that I’ve been looking forward to for quite a while😊
        Yeah, it’s really sad: in fact I think it’s quite an underrated film to be honest. I might feature it in the upcoming sci-fi month for my blog🤔😊😊

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    1. It was the first Terminator film where they tried it without Arnold and audiences didn’t really care for it, at least in terms of money.

      My book reading over the years has been eclectic and wide ranging 😀 I’d be more surprised if you had read the majority of them!

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  2. I liked Salvation as well, even if it did not have Arny in it. As for wind in the willows I have a Manga monday comming up that features an anthropomorphic fox, I got of Net Galley. Death Note I started the Anime of on Netflix a year or so ago. Still need to finish that. the rest I know nothing about.

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  3. Argh, you’re often reminding me of authors whom I’d like to read and Orson Scott Card is one of them.

    Hmmm ….. it doesn’t usually take so long for you to figure out you’re torturing yourself ….

    And, I agree!! It’s definitely time for A Wind in the Willows re-read!

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    1. Hey, you’re alive!

      Card has some real stinkers, but he’s got some really really good ones to balance them out. He’s the kind of author that I gingerly try out.

      Rogue Angel was started back in ’14 when I was reading absolutely monstrous numbers of books due to working night security. I was inhaling books more than reading them 😀 and I wanted a really “action’y” series, so I kept on trying 😦

      I’ve got to be careful about adding more re-read books to my tbr. Otherwise it overwhelms the new ones.


    1. Mack Bolan is very much a “Men’s Adventure” kind of series, just like Bond. But instead of a suave brit, he’s a gutsy american 😀

      I have read several of the Bond books, but it was back in highschool, so don’t have an official record. I don’t remember them being the kind of thing I’d ever go back to. Are they something you’re thinking of diving into?

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