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The Measure of a Man

Back when I was in high school, nobody understood me.  (Like everybody,)  I was alone.

Where could I turn?  Back then, we didn't have manga to cover every conceivable genre.  During this trip to Anaheim, I came across Gothic Sports, and then a Jack Skellington baseball (not "baseball cap") at Disneyland.

I'm not a girl.  And I'm not into Tinkerbell.  Good thing.  Because if I were either (or both), I'd find In the Realm of the Never Fairies irresistible.  What gorgeous art!  What a wonderful book.  It reminds me of the Goblins book I did buy that was a tie-in to the Labyrinth movie.

Tags: books, reading


 davidd on Feb 23rd 2008 at 10:23 AM
Some of the Fairies illustrations remind me of those in a book I read many years ago, Paulus and the Acornmen. And also of a discussion I had with some 4th-grade boys last week, using one of a Tinkerbell-collecting teacher's props, about which Disney babes were the prettiest. (Hey, "special populations" require non-traditional approaches, okay?) If Gothic Sports were about cricket it would totally rule! Well, actually, it'd prob'ly be kind of boring, so never mind. How's the artwork in the book?

 dblume on Feb 24th 2008 at 12:12 AM
The artwork seemed nice enough, but I didn't buy the manga. I'm more of a Blade of the Immortal man, myself.

 neon_epiphany on Mar 25th 2008 at 11:37 PM
Oh, that's beautiful.