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ANN Review: A Drunken Dream and Other Stories

ANN Review: A Drunken Dream and Other Stories

My recent review of Moto Hagio’s A Drunken Dream and Other Stories has been posted over at AnimeNewsNetwork. This is Fantagraphics’ first manga release and they did it in style – hardcover and everything.

When I first read this compilation of stories, I was a little underwhelmed. I liked it well enough, I enjoyed reading it but it didn’t leave much impression. I waited a week and read it again and suddenly it seemed completely different. It goes to show the importance of rereading, especially for these more subtle series. Too often I fly through a new book and more time is spent simply on absorbing what happened instead of how or why. A Drunken Dream is definitely more about the hows and whys. I was entranced the second time through as I picked up lots of little things I missed the first time.

The review tells what I liked how the book in more detail but summed up I’d really recommend it, not once but twice (and more times for extra charming effect) – it’s a beautiful book.

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Lissa Pattillo is the owner and editor of Kuriousity.ca. Residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia she takes great joy in collecting all manners of manga genres, regretting that there's never enough time in the day to review or share them all. Along with reviews, Lissa is responsible for all the news postings to the website and works full time as a web and graphic designer.

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3 Responses

  1. DeBT says:

    Good to know you reevaluated your opinion after reading it the first time around. Although I lent my copy to my sister, I still had enough notes lying around to do my own review here:

    It's just a shame that your review seems to have garnered so little interest in the forums.

    • Lissa says:

      Drunken Dream has been extra-enjoyable simply because of how differently I go into each time I read it (which has been several times now). Simply a lovely book, great for a laid-back day of reading in the summer sun.

      As for interest garnered, it seems to be a running-occurrence for my reviews on ANN. Guess I need to tackle some more hot-button titles ;p

  2. Aaron says:

    My copy I pre orderd back in June just got ready to ship the 4th of September this of course made me que up Oh Yeah!by Yello and liam lynch's the happy song in triumph the hardest part is the waiting.

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