The month has come to an end and it’s time to do a quick wrap-up of what has been done.
Novels read: 1 (↓2).
Comic books read: 6 (↓2).
Manga volumes read: 6 (↓5).
Movies Watched: 10 (↓5).
TV Series Watched: 3 (↑2).
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception: Remastered (Pause for vacation).
Horizon: Forbidden West (Pause for vacation).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.
TV SERIES REVIEWS.
A short and powerful read exposing a thought-provoking message about mankind’s ability to overcome extreme circumstances and how!
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.
I haven’t read anything under four stars this month, and with the little that I did get around to reading, I think this section can remain void of a winner for this month.
Out of the 10 movies I watched in June 2022, I Saw the Devil (2010) was my favourite. Directed by Kim Jee-woon, I was looking for something dark, mysterious, and fully-engaging, and voilà. This turned out to be as dark as one could expect and a poetic exploration of revenge.
What is I Saw the Devil (2010) about? Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun, a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.
My thoughts: This was a visceral yet cerebral exploration of brutal, unhinged, unshackled, and bloody revenge through a top-secret agent and a deranged psychopath as their story of sadistic terrorism depicts the descent into prolific madness, the inevitable transformation into a monster to face a monster, and the revelation of a twisted world filled with unpardonable vice, twisted pleasure, and absolute chaos.
As previously mentioned, this is the only book I’m working my way through during my vacation and probably more in the second half of July!
The first half of June was the calm before the storm. I had no clue what was coming for me right before my trip to Europe and so I made the most of it by embracing the familiarity of my routine before it was too late. It was also marked by my birthday, quietly celebrated indoors with my girlfriend and my family on a peacefully rainy day. And then began the horrors relative to my passport and my departure to Europe. Thankfully, things didn’t go so bad, smoothly transitioning into the second half of the month when I got around to visiting Belgium and France (more on that soon). A couple of days ago, I finally found a couple of seconds to open my laptop and update my stuff and it feels great to do things that are so familiar with a routine that I once had pre-vacation. I can’t lie that I do look forward to finding my routine again but for now, I’m making the most of my time with fantastic company. 🙂
Thank you all for checking out my monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you or that you might have missed out on!
Stay tuned for my Monthly Anticipation post coming out soon. 😉
So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV series/movies I’ve checked out?