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I seem to have done a lot of reading yesterday and today. Catching up on my massive backlog, yay.

Kaze no Uta wo Kike is Murakami Haruki's first novel. I'm glad I didn't read this first, because I may never have read anything else of his. It's okay, but I was just kind of bored. Apparently there are two other books (Pinball something and something with sheep in the title) that make up this trilogy (though they also stand alone? This one does, anyway), but I doubt I'll read the others. I have a couple of his later books (English translations), so I will read those, and hopefully they'll be as good as The Elephant Vanishes. Actually there were some stories in The Elephant Vanishes that were similar to this. Just really stories about nothing, and while that works okay for a short story, I don't think it works very well for a novel, even one that's only 150 pages).

Then I read vols. 10 and 11 of Evangelion. It was Evangelion. :p Apparently vol. 12 is to be the final volume. Hopefully that will be out soon. I'm curious to see if the ending is similar to the anime or movie or something else entirely.

Finally, I read vols. 18 and 19 of Chiya Toriko's Clover. There are a ton of manga called Clover, but this is not the one by Clamp. It's a ladies series about office romance. Pretty cute, but nothing spectacular. I am still enjoying it, but at the same time I'm getting to the point where I really want it to end because it feels like the author is just throwing in more obstacles to keep it going.

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