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In the past, I have enjoyed the expanse novels and everything by Becky Chambers and Ann Leckie. I love more character focused stuff, cultural exchanges (aliens, colonies etc) and robots/AI/cyborgs as main characters. Most of the classics have great concepts but I'm pretty sensitive when it comes to the sexism that is present in a lot of them.
So glad you covered this great show! Since I read the manga concurrently, I never commented as I always was a few chapters ahead and didn't want to spoil accidentally :P
Sadly there weren't many people following along, but understandable given the combination of anime, heavy subject matter and it being hard to find. I hope some people will be intrigued by Mark's covering of this great show!
As for the ending... Yeah, it's divisive in the fanbase since Johan seems to be getting away scot free. I'm not sure what ensuing I would prefer though.
Some small things I think Mark mixed up: the twins' mom's name was never given; I think he got confused when they talked about Nina/Anna. Also in the videos it sometimes seemed as if he thought all Kinderheim 511 alumni were survivors of Johan's massacre, but Grimmer and Roberto are much older and "graduated" before that event.
Due to the sprawling story and huge cast of characters (often minor ones who come back way later) that's totally understandable :)
All of ent except 07
person of interest, everything except 2x17
I thought about doing it in chronological order like Mark does but I'm in no way a completionist, and over forty books is a bit too much for me - I also glimpsed from Mark Reads that some books are not as well liked as the others (Interesting Times?) and I have no problem skipping them.
So my question is, do you have any recommendations which ones to skip / where to focus? Any website links where this is discussed in a kind of manner like "if you don't like xyz, then you won't enjoy blah"?
Also, there seem to be some YA novels - are they worth getting into?
Are there some pretty editions you like that all fit together and look good on a bookshelf? (else, I might get some ebooks)