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Currently reading

Power & Civility (The Civilizing Process, Vol. 2)
Norbert Elias, Edmund F.N. Jephcott
The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road
Paul Theroux
The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel
Alain de Botton

M

M - Jon J. Muth A fan of Fritz Lang's "M," I was eager to get into this book. The first few pages captures you with its haunting effect, and the tension between the children's innocence (mocking the killer by singing a song) and the adults' palpable fear keep you inside the story. But by the second chapter, the effect of the photo/drawings seem to weaken, as the colour and the blur do not help the movement of the story nor the visuals; they start looking and feeling the same all throughout. In the end, the book doesn't really deliver, as the visuals and the story both steadily decline and fall short. A promising book that wasn't carefully watched or edited.