Discussion in 'Entertainment and Technology' started by Revive, May 12, 2020.
Leave the world behind - finding it a bit weird but some interesting ideas!
Is it based on old Japanese stories? What kind of world it is set in? A modern world or there are Samurai maybe? Just wanted to know more about it.
I'm not sure if it's based on specific Japanese legends, but it features many creatures from Japanese folklore (MC is a kitsune, and there are various types of yokai, kami, and demons taken directly from Japanese lore) set in a fictional version of Japan called Iwagoto. There are samurai, ronin and the like too, so it seems to be based around feudal Japan, perhaps?
If you get a chance, definitely check out the first book, Shadow of the Fox. Highly recommended.
It seems I really should check it out. Thanks.
I haven't read many Japanese novels. Only a modern-world novel called Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.
But I've watched many Japanese movies that are set in the feudal era. As for folktales, Kwaidan is one of the movies that is based on Japanese ghost stories. It's a horror movie...
For now, I'd prefer to read a historical-fiction thing that is set in the feudal era, rather than something that is leaned to fantasy. But I guess there is not many novels for that, maybe.
I’m reading a series by Robin Wasserman Seven Deadly Sins.
Seven morally bankrupt teenagers in a small California town. Each novel revolves around one of the sins and each character's transgressions specific to that sin. They follow the lives of Harper Grace, Beth Manning, Adam Morgan, Kane Geary, Miranda Stevens, Reed Sawyer, Katherine (Kaia) Sellers, and their French teacher, Jack Powell. Novels in the series are Lust, Envy, Pride, Wrath, Sloth, Gluttony, and Greed.
Simple Pleasures by Kenna White. I’ve read it before but for a book with pleasure in the title it starts off with a huge tornado destroying homes.
The Falconer by Dana Czapnik
This sounds like an interesting read.
It is actually, real page-turner. Check it out.
The Hunger Games.
The Body Keeps the Score, Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
"Trackers" by Deon Meyer (South African author - crime fiction)
Listening to I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom. Love her sense of humor and loved Crazy Ex-Girlfriend!
Recently read through some of the short stories in Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges. "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius", "Pierre Menard, Autor del Quijote" and "La biblioteca de Babel" are some of the ones I've read that I recommend. They're originally in Spanish but there's an English translation.
After Evangelicism: The path to a new Christianity, by David Gushee
The Legend of Drizzt - book II : Exile
Just finished I Know You By Heart, by Sasha Rose. Very erotic, but also a well-written romance. I could super relate to the late-in-life coming out/married a guy and had kids/fell in love with best friend - story!!
Unleashed: Case of the Hound About Town by Erik Schulbach. It’s part of a series and it’s really good. One of my pet peeves is men writing lesbian sex scenes and while he does write lesbian romance he doesn’t write sex scenes. The characters have sex but he skips the details. He has several series and a lot of books but his books are sweet and a little predictable sometimes but they are a decent story and cheap.