Monday, 8 April 2013

Shalee lhaih 2013: Shiaghtin 14

Jerrey kerroo hiaghtin jeig ny Shallee Lhaih. Shoh ny lhiah mee yn çhiaghtin shoh chaie:

Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka y.l. 3 (Urasawa Naoki et al.)

Shoh treeoo lioar y manga bentyn rish co-chummal robotyn mastey deiney, as red ennagh lorgey orroo dys marroo robotyn s'niartey y teihill - she aascreeu jeh ayrn y skeeal ard-ghooagh Tetsuwan Atom t'ayn, myr skeeal scrutagh lane dunverys as dorraghys. She skeeal ennaghtagh dy liooar t'ayn, er lhiam, as t'eh jeant feer vie. Er lhiam dy vel Urasawa er nyannoo obbyr 'ondagh, ellyn yindyssagh as blass feer so-chredjue 'syn aght t'eh scrutaghey dooghys as aigney ny robotyn. T'adsyn er gaggey ayns caggey agglagh, son y chooid smoo, agh t'ad nyn neiney ny yei shen as ta staartaghyn cadjin oc. 'Syn ym-lioar shoh, ta fer jeu gra dy vel ad ooilley er nynsaghey beggan dy ennaghtyn rere aght deiney, fer as fer: kuse jeu graih, aggle, as kuse elley dwoaie. Va eiyrtys ec shen orrym, aght ennagh. Lioar feer vie.

Er y laue elley, she lioar noa t'ayn, as myr shen cha nel mee er chur lhag erbee 'sy charnane... As mish er seyrey. Shen bea dhyt.

The end of week fourteen of the Reading Project. Here's what I've read this week:

Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka v. 3 (Urasawa Naoki et al.)

This is the third book in Urasawa's manga about human-robot society, a reworking of a section from Tezuka's seminal Tetsuwan Atom which I haven't read yet, to my shame. This is a pretty dark, menacing vision, with the world's most powerful robots hunted down by an even more powerful entity that brutally murders them. It's quite an emotional book, to my mind, and very well done, with great artwork and a very convincing consideration of the robots' natures and minds. Nearly all served in a terrible war some time ago, but have normal roles in society nowadays. In this volume, of them them suggests that all of them (the most advanced robots, I took it to mean) have learnt something of human emotion: some love, some fear, and at least one has learned hatred. Somehow I found that quite effecting. A great book.

Yeah, it's not a lot, despite a week off work. And this was a new book, so not even a dent in the pile.

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