Cmdr Shepard's favourite books on the Citadel

I was a much more avid reader in my youth... before the days of PCs and gaming consoles. Now I find myself working in a job filled with long, slow periods of extreme boredom (punctuated by brief spells of intense excitement) which gives me a lot of time to pick up my reading again.

The only thing that I curse is my near-eidetic memory when it comes to books that I have read which can ruin my future enjoyment and re-reading of many of my favourite books (I tend to skip the 'slow, boring bits'). As a result I find myself mentally forcing myself to read each page slowly and carefully whenever I re-read a book to prevent myself from jumping forward to the more exciting parts that I remember.

Naruto, Vol. 05: Exam Hell - Masashi Kishimoto In another world, ninja are the ultimate power - and in the village of Konohagakure live the stealthiest ninja in the world.

But twelve years ago Konohagakure was attacked by a fearsome threat - a nine-tailed fox demon which claimed the life of the Hokage, the village champion.

Today, peace has returned, and a troublemaking orphan named Uzumaki Naruto is struggling to graduate from h Ninja academy. His goal: to become the next Hokage.

But unknown to Naruto and his classmates, within him is a terrifying force....

Naruto is the second series (after NGE) that cemented my love of the Japanese manga/anime genre. Unlike Neon Genesis Evangelion (the first manga series I have read and reviewed) where the manga came from the original anime, it was the popularity of the manga that caused the Naruto anime to be produced.

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Jay Kristoff
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