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December 27, 2006

48 Down, 4 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks)

In the past couple of years, it has been rare for me to read more than one book by an author in a year. This year, I discovered Osamu Tezuka, widely renowned as the father of anime, and after reading the first volume in his life of Buddha series, decided to read his graphic novel, Ode to Kirihito, too.

The 800-plus page book is a wonder on many levels. Tezuka shows himself as a master of a complicated storyline, interweaving medical research, political intrigue, murder, religion, lust and love into an unforgettable plot that shifts and twists. This book cemented my love for Tezuka's writing and illustration style, and I will be tracking down everything I can find by him.

My next book is What Is the What, by Dave Eggers.

see also:

Previous Book Notes submissions (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)


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