This week , I finished an excellent book entitled "The black Ice" written by Michael Connelly with Detective Harry Bosch as main character.
Michael Connelly is a American writter of detective novels. Their main characters are Detective Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch and defense attorney Mickey Haller.
We will talk about Harry Bosch :
Titus Welliver as Harry Bosch in Bosch
Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch is a LAPD detective. He is named after the Dutch painter of the XV century. I was born in 1950. He is the son of the attorney Michael Haller and the prostitute Marjorie Lowe. His mother was killed when he was 11 years old and he didn't know his father. He spent his youth in various orphanages and youth halls. When he was 17 , he joined the United States Army and he was enlisted in Vietnam War. He was a "tunnel rat". He will never be th same after this. After his return to Vietnam , he joined the LAPD and rose to the rank of Detective III. At first , he worked in the Robbery-Homicide division (RHD) but, after an Internal Affairs Division investigation , he works to Hollywood division at the Homicide desk. He worked with Frankie Sheehan , an RHD detective and Jerry Edgar and Kizmin Rider , two detectives of Hollywood Division. He is determined, cynical and involved in his job , because he thinks that there are too many unsolvedcases because these cases are about people that nobody is interested on and Bosch feels it is like a serious injustice. He is an old-fashioned cop.
He appears in several books : The Black Echo (1992) , The Black Ice (1993) , The Concrete Blonde (1994) , The Last Coyote ( 1995) , Trunk Music (1997) , Angels Flight (1999) , A Darkness More Than Night (2001) , City of Bones (2002) , Lost Ligth (2003) , The Narrows (2004) , The Closers (2005) , Echo Park (2006) , The Overlook (2007) , The Brass Verdict (2008) , 9 Dragons (2009) , The Reversal ( 2010) , The Drop (2011) , The Black Box (2012) , The Burning Room (2014) , The Crossing (2015), The Wrong Side of Goodbye ( 2016) and Two Kinds of Truth (2017).
I personally love this type of books, and I like Harry Bosch because he follows his instinct and doesn't really care of the hierarchy. He is talented and he is a great help to resolve cases which appear insoluble.
This week, I went to a manga library with one of my friend and I saw one of my favourite manga : Black Butler.
So I decided to speak a little to you about this fabulous manga:
Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji in japanese) is a shonen ( litt: for young boys ) manga written by Yana Toboso. It was pre-published in the Monthly GFantasy magazine, which is related to the Japanese editor Square Enix. The french translation is done by Kana. At the present time, there are 25 volumes.
The story is based on Ciel Phantomhive, the main character, who is a English Earl in the XIX century. He lost his parent in the fire of the family house. He was kidnapped and ill-treated. While he was going to die, a daemon , Sebastian Michaelis, appears and suggests him to conclude a pact : he will help Ciel to take his revenge and at the end of his life, Sebastian will eat his soul. Ciel agrees and we follow this duo in their daily life to see the progress of Ciel's quest. He also works on mysteries for Queen Victoria. The sign of the pact is a pentagram : it appears on Sebastian's left hand and in Ciel's right eye, which is masked with an eye-patch.
Ciel Phantomhive Sebastian Michaelis
The cover of the first volume :
There also are anime seasons which follow ,or not, the manga : the first season summarizes the manga and go further it, the 2nd season is totally unrelated with the books and other seasons ,cut in Books, follow a specific moment of the manga like Book of Circus or Book of Atlantis.
I hope you will enjoy it ! By the way , it's totally unrelated, but my english teacher asked me to answer at 3 weird questions so here we go ! ;) 1) How lucky are you and why? Of course it depends of days, but I consider myself as very lucky in general. It often is little things but it's great when it's arrive : for example, last year we were supposed to do random groups on random subject for the university but luckily, in my class we chose our group and subject ; for my high school diploma, I get some subject I want to write on and I know the most so I feel very lucky :).
2) You're an addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be and why?
I will probably be a mix between red and black because I love these two colours and it reminds me of Japan traditional art and koi carps tatoos.
3) Have you ever been on a boat ?
Yes, I often have been on a boat when I was a child because I lived in Marseille and I took the boat to go on Frioul Island. I also take the boat to go to England during a scolar trip on junior school.
Yesterday , to relax myself, I decided to watch a very good french serie that I love : Kaamelott .
Let me introduce you to what Kaamelott is :
Kaamelott is a french comedy serie written by Alexandre Astier. He also plays the main character : King Arthur.
The story takes place in Second half of 5th century, in Britain. King Arthur , who lives in Camelot, and his Knights of the Round Table must find the Holy Grail ; but it's not a easy task when your knights are not exactly as those of the legend ...
The episode format is very short and all the episodes ending on an ironical note.
Here's the main characters :
King Arthur : He is the King of Britain and Perceval : One of the Knights of the
Logres kingdom. He doesn't have a lot of Round Table. He seems to be an idiot, patience and he's always angry. But it's but he's just very innocent and lucid. because he's the only one to know the He is loyal to his King and wants to symbolism of the Holy Grail quest and impress him. He doesn't know to read only him can see the Dame of the Lake. but sometimes he can show a certain He's the chosen one. intelligence. Excalibur blazes when he touches it, as King Arthur. He seems to apreciate Perceval, even if sometimes he asks himself why.
Best quote: "I am a war chief I am not there Best quote: " that's a good point" to shake flags and play the trumpet! "
Karadoc: One of the Knights of the Round Léodagan: One of the Knights of the Round Table and also the partner of Perceval. Table and the stepfatherof King Arthur.He He likes to eat and train himself withoutthinks that his son-in-law doesn't know howweapons to bring out new ways of fights. to rule a kingdom and wantsto take hisplace. He is grouchy but still follows orders. Best quote : " The fat, it is life" Best quote : "Without wanting to return it the only concrete differencewith bricks it is because you call that of the tarts!
I think that all the episodes are hilarious, so I invite you to go to watch this serie ;) :
Hello, My name is Léa Gratier. I'm 19 and I was born in Marseille.
I live in Saint-Marcel-en-Murat, in Allier.
I study chemestry in Université Clermont Auvergne in 2nd year.
I want to work in laboratories in the future because I love to do chemestry experiments.
I've got the CECRL C1 level in english. I love to pratice english because it's a international language, which allows to speak with a lot of people in the entire world.
I improve it at school and also by playing video games or read mangas ( it also allows not to wait french translations ^^). I prefer listen and write rather than speak ( I'm a little shy) but I know that it's very important to have a really good level. When I'm writting in english, I love to create fantastical stories.
To really make progresses in english, it will be great if I go to England ; I will enjoy Harry Potter's movie studio during this trip too ;)
To talk about my passions, I would say that I love read books and mangas and I like play video games.