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Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
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Aegis #01 by Jinha Yoo
Aegis #01

momostar13, December 20, 2007

I found this to be an enjoyable story. The art was quite good, a bit pointy, but still to my liking. On the level of the story; it was very intriguing. I found myself very frustrated when the two main characters met years later, but it wasn't the happy ocassion I's been hoping for.

The charcters reactions, and feelings are very well drawn, to the point where you just know whats going to happen before the words even leave their lips! The plot focuses more on the characters development and less on the physical side, so it would be considered more as a shonen-ai. I really enjoyed the plot and art, so I would reccomend it to people who enjoy more serious manga.
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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
A Great and Terrible Beauty

momostar13, December 20, 2007

Ever since a Great and Terrible Beauty made its way into stores, it has held its number one spot on my list of favorites. The main character, Gemma Doyle, is a very accurate portrayal of a woman. She is stubborn, willful, and at times indecisive. There is nothing perfect about her, which makes it very easy for readers to relate to her.

The story takes place in the year 1895. Circumstances force Gemma to move from her homeland of India, to a finishing school in London. This had actually been her dream for many years. So great was her wanting to leave India that it had become a constant battle with her mother. When she had finally achieved her wish, it came at a great cost.

Once at Spence finishing school,Gemma finds herself rooming with the gloomy Ann, the pariah of the school. She soon meets Felicity and Pippa, the most popular girls; Ann's complete opposites. While Gemma's relationship with these girls is quite rocky...it progresses.

It isn't long before she notices that there is something odd happening in the school and also she begins to question her own sanity as she is constantly barraged by strange visions. Adding to her confusion and fear is the constant appearance of Kartik, an Indian boy she had met right before the events of her leaving India came into play.

What she cannot explain, are the strange feelings she has whenever he is around...

I would recommend this book mostly to a female audience, and I assure you it is absolutely fabulous!
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