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.

Neon Genesis Evangelion, Vol. 06 - Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Fred Burke If Alan Moore's Watchmen is a 'classic' of the dark-fantasy comic genre, then NGE is a 'classic' of anime, and one with an incredibly loyal cult following. This, then, is the manga adaptation of one of that original contoversial, yet incredibly successful, anime.

I loved the anime series, although not a fanatical fan, as I thought both endings were EXTREMELY disappointing and actually detracted from the story. After reading this first 'book' I have to admit that I am impressed how well this adaptation works. It takes the original series and looks at it from a slightly different angle.

The secret conspiracy behind NERV continues to come to light as NERV's Nevada test site is destroyed in an unknown explosion. The US government sends the last EVA (EVA-3) to Japan where the Fourth Child has just been discovered.

However when EVA-3 is overcome by an Angel during it's start-up Shinji, Rei, and Asuka are tasked with destroying it before it cane reach Tokyo-3. That taks becomes more of a moral challenge when Shinjo reveals to the others that EVA-3's pilot is their classmate Toji...

Currently reading

Jay Kristoff
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)
Robert Jordan