Monday, 12 August 2013

Shalee lhaih 2013: Shiaghtin 32

Jerrey nah hiaghtin jeih as feed ny Shallee Lhaih. Shoh ny lhiah mee yn çhiaghtin shoh chaie:

Chinese Liverpudlians (Maria Lin Wong)

Lioar anaasoil bentyn rish cummaltee Lerphoyll Sheenagh ny ass fuilleeaght Heenagh. T'ee soilshaghey magh beggan shennaghys, bea as cooishyn ny cummaltee shen, eddyr 1900-1950 son y chooid smoo. Ga dy nee bea doillee v'ayn son y chooid smoo, as by neareydagh eh drogh-ymmyrkey ny Goaldee as y reiltys, ghow mee taitnys jeh'n lioar. S'treih lhiam nagh vel ee er ny jannoo ass y noa rish ny feed blein jeih neayr's hug magh ad ee - er lhiam dy beagh ram naight noa ry-gheddyn.

Bakuman y.l. 16 (Ohba Tsugumi & Obata Takeshi)

Lioar anaasoil elley, as y nane shoh bentyn rish ny h-ellyneyryn co-streeu dys scughey y fer share ass y chied ynnyd. T'ee mie. Y red smoo baghtal dou, shen nagh vel caillin Mashiro ry-akin 'sy lioar (as y lioar roee, foddee?). Shen mie er laue ennagh, er y fa nagh vel monney ry-ghra er y chooish ghraih eddyr oc; er y laue elley, as Akito as Kaya poosit, t'eh faagail skeeal er ellyneyryn co-streeu son y 'traih share, as ga dy vel shen anaasoil, ta ram jeh er ny lhaih aym hannah. Agh foddee dy vel ad son taishbyney Mashiro faagail anaase aynjee trooid yn obbyr echey? Er lhiam nagh vel, agh eh ny shinney, foddee dy vel.

Chinese Liverpudlians (Maria Lin Wong)

An interesting book about the Chinese Liverpudlian community (obviously). It discusses the history, life and experiences of the community, especially in the 1900-1950s. Despite the hardship described in most of the book, and the deeply shame-inducing behaviour of both government and non-Chinese locals, I enjoyed the book. It's just a shame it hasn't been updated in the last thirty-odd years since it was published, as I'm sure there's plenty more to tell.

Bakuman v. 16 (Ohba Tsugumi & Obata Takeshi)

Another interesting book, this one focusing on the artists' attempts to unseat one another from the first place in a semi-official competition. It's pretty good. One thing I have noticed is that Mashiro's girlfriend isn't in it, and I'm not sure she was even in the last one. On the one hand it's good, because to be honest there isn't much to be said about their affair, given they don't associate; on the other hand, with Akito and Kaya others already (quietly) married, it leaves the story really just about manga artists. Interesting enough, but I've read quite a bit of that over the last fifteen books, and variety helps keep it fresh. I do wonder a bit if they might be showing Mashiro drifting deeper into his work and further from Azuki, but I suspect not. But it's possible; he is older, and potentially wiser about youthful crushes.

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