Monster 8

November 2, 2008

The question was raised last volume about whether or not Tenma was going to move from a truly innocent man to having blood on his hands since it’s become clear to all the present company that he wishes to kill Johan.  I suspect this isn’t something that’s going to be resolved anytime soon, and is probably the plot of the series, so I don’t think that’s too much a spoiler.  Tenma’s separated from the main group and is doing some weapons training and some stakeouts of Johan to figure out the best time to do the deed.

Johan seems to know this, and it is implied both men have the same thing in mind by the end of the volume.  I’m… curious as to where Johan wants this to go.

Other characters are sort of scrambling around Johan.  Some of the more legit authorities try and convince Lunge that he’s wrong, and Lunge… well, it’s hard to tell what he’s thinking.  There are some bizarre scenes where he’s trying to put himself in a Tenma state of mind by becoming Tenma, which are plenty weird.  And creepy.  Lunge is probably only second to Johan in my creepiness meter in this series.

Something else that’s killing me is that a picture book is introduced towards the end of the volume that seems to have something major to do with Johan.  The connection is not explained.  I want to know.

Bah.  I’m starting to violate one of my own rules and am just giving summaries/reactions for the volumes in this series, but there’s really not much else I can say other than this makes for an awesome mystery/thriller.  I can’t get enough of it, and I’m glad I’m taking it at such a pace that it seems like I’ll be caught up by the time the last volume comes out.  That’ll be awesome.

5 Responses to “Monster 8”

  1. jun Says:

    “I’m starting to violate one of my own rules and am just giving summaries/reactions for the volumes in this series, but there’s really not much else I can say other than this makes for an awesome mystery/thriller.”

    Ha! So am I! I’m trying not to, but it usually happens as I’m trying to describe all the awesome stuff.


  2. […] as the one in this volume! I seem, however, to be lapsing back into plot summary with my reviews (Connie had a similar problem with this series), so will try very hard to fight that tendency. Maybe if I […]

  3. Connie Says:

    Your way of handling the reviews is pretty awesome, I love your itemized list.

  4. jun Says:

    Thanks! I’ve just finished 13. Hopefully I can finish the series this weekend, but we shall see. :)


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