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The Human Chair by Junji Ito

So you might recall that I fell in love with Edogawa Ranpo and especially his story The Human Chair. With a anime series being made of another Japanese Horror writer, Junji Ito, I have been introduced to his writing and found to my surprise that he wrote a sequel to Ranpo’s Human Chair.

Was it as good?

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The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige

The sequel to Dorothy Must Die see’s us return to Oz to follow on Amy Gumm’s journey to kill Dorothy Gale and return Oz back to its glory.

It might have taken over a year to buy the second book but I have finally brought it and my oh my what a sequel it is…

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Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

After admitting to someone at work that I wanted to read the series after seeing him read it on break I finally got around to buying the book (to stop him moaning at me mainly) and thanks to being very ill today I managed to read it all in one sitting.

The question is did I like it?

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The Human Chair by Edogawa Rampo

I know that these stories are just short stories but I felt compelled to write about them individually.

I brought “Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination” after being told that I’d probably like Edogawa Rampo’s writing more then the anime based off of his work (Ranpo Kitan) and as I tried to do a book challenge on Goodreads at the end of last year (and going back to do it again this year with 100 books!) which didn’t go well. Its been on my bookcase ever since as I read a few of the other books I’d brought at the time but after finishing “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” series it was the closest book to me as I went to catch the bus to work and The Human Chair was the first story in the book.

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Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams

So the final Hitchhikers book (other then the other one) is finally being reviewed. It took me a while to even read it and I don’t think its even the longest book of the series.

The final (kind of) curtain call.

*NOTE : I apologise this review seems to have been left in my drafts forgotten! I was pretty sure I had posted it.*

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Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

By now we all know the story of Dorothy Gale and her wonderful adventure in Oz. Oz is one of those places that people lose themselves too. The movies, the books, the plays, the TV short movies… EVERYTHING Oz is magical.

Danielle Paige asks the question, What if Dorothy returned? What happens then?

The first book I really have read in 2016 answers that question.

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After Reading Some Edogawa Rampo…

… A reason why Rampo Kitan was good even though it was so bad.

It was Lucius that actually reviewed the Anime series but I was also watching at the same time and felt the same about a lot of his complaints. I’ve just finished reading a book of short stories by Rampo so thought I’d share a little bit of how I now feel about the anime itself as well as the short stories.

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So long and thanks for all the fish by Douglas Adams

Our journey through the universe now lands on the penultimate Hitchhikers book written by Douglas Adams (there is yet another book after the next one called And Another Thing… Written by Eoin Colfer which I haven’t got so won’t be reading until I buy it.)

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Life, The Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams

We have found the meaning of The Question, we have travelled far and wide, seen the end of Earth, heard Vogon poetry and even seen the end of the Universe itself at a Restaurant.

Arthur Dent is still trudging through the universe in his dressing gown asking the most simplistic and important question there is.

“What?”

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The Restaurant at the end of the Universe by Douglas Adams

Starting with The Hitchhikers Guide we very obviously are going to come next to The Restaurant at the end of the Universe. The second book in the Trilogy told in Five Books.

The first book ended with the crew of the Heart of Gold learning that the answer to the meaning of everything is 42 and that Earth was a complex computer that was working out what the question actually was. The question of Life, the Universe and Everything.

Unfortunately the Earth was blown up by Vogons 5 minutes before completion of the calculations and now there are only two humans (as far as we know) still alive. Trillian, who left Earth a while before it was blow up and was travelling with then president Zaphod Bebblebrox, and Arthur, who left Earth just as it was being destroyed with his best friend Ford Prefect who just so happened to be a alien hitchhiker.

It was decided at the end of the book to visit the restaurant at the end of the universe but who knows were we’ll end up?

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