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.
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