Master Keaton, Vol. 9

Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/15/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, January 15, 2017
This is the most recent English-language collection of the "Master Keaton" stories, and I nabbed it in Barnes and Noble today. I saw the anime first and loved it - including its lovely and dramatic opening sequence - and have picked up some of the manga, starting with Volume 1.

This volume, like the others, features stories from different times in Keaton's career; in some, he's still fretting over how to get back into archaeology, while in other's he's lecturing, and in still others we see how he got into the insurance-investigation racket. His special-forces and hostage-negotiation skills come into play in some tales, too.

Throughout, his affable, slightly dorky demeanor belies his skills, and the many characters he meets have a range of histories, some very dark and/or tragic, others hopeful.

The settings vary too, from ancient British forests to sunny Mediterranean islands. The lovely artwork is a hallmark of the series - as are the intricate plots. Some of them are incredibly suspenseful - "The Heart's Walls" is a prime example - while others have a light-hearted tone. Another fine collection!

[There's a TV Tropes page on the series, with some entertaining comments.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Park and Ride (at Exit 2) bookshelf in Salem, New Hampshire USA on Friday, February 10, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (2/10/2017 UTC) at Park and Ride (at Exit 2) bookshelf in Salem, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book on the book-swap shelf inside the terminal at around 1:30; hope the finder enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count release challenge, for the embedded "kea" in the title; see the GBBC page here. ***

*** Released for the 2017 TV Series release challenge. ***

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