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Thursday, January 17 2013

The Best Fiction of 2012

Historical fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, anthologies, mysteries, satire, young adult, even poetry(!) -- on subjects from the lighthearted to the apocalypse -- our favorites from 2012 are as wide-ranging and diverse as our writers and our readers. Dive in and revel in the pleasure of getting lost in a good book.


Reviews

Friday, October 3 2014

The World of Japanese Demons Was Never More Delightful as It Is in Mizuki's 'Kitaro'

A sort of Indiana Jones of the spirit-world, Shigeru Mizuki has traveled around the globe conducting research into spirit folklore.


Tuesday, August 5 2014

Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' Series Is a Sweeping Epic of Life, Death and War

This work offers an indelible and engaging combination of storyline, riveting life-and-death plot twists, historical education and passionately conveyed moral messaging on the horrors of war.


Monday, March 24 2014

Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' Is a Melting Pot of Manga, Photo Realism, Memoir & Narrative History

A Japanese period of heightened tension, military marches, and personal discovery.


Thursday, September 6 2012

Shigeru Mizuki's Stories of Yokai: 'Nonnonba'

Gege is passionate about art. Drawing and telling stories brings Gege closer to the spirit world.


Monday, June 13 2011

A Manga Superstar Gets Serious with This Tragic Tale: 'Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths'

This blistering anti-war story by a Japanese WWII vet is a rarity for the Western reader: an example of Japanese military dissent circa World War II.


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