There is no work like brain work. And speaking of horror, the best way to reboot a brain is to feed it, which is why in the last few days I’ve watched an Argentine award winning show Epitafiosin Spanish. Part of HBO Latino (partnered with Disney), Epitafios first season is about a serial killer who abducts people, buries them alive with a ‘epitaph’ grave marker, indicating who will be snatched next (a mind game for viewers and police).
Add Martina, a cop who plays Russian Roulette for cash to get an insight into her dead father (and is a lesbian in a relationship with the case psychologist), plus a story line and actions of creepy that makes the film Se7en look like a kids show. Highly recommended.
Belka starts with the facts: about the Japanese invasion of the Alusian Islands, from Japan's view. It tells how Attu was invaded by the US in May 1943 by a force of 11,000 US troops against 2,850 Japanese. The US suffered significant casualties: 550 killed, 1148 wounded, 2,100+ disease and exposure plus 220 aircraft and three warships lost.
“..These four dogs lay in a circle around their master’s corpse. They couldn’t have run away if they wanted to – they were still tied to the harness. They survived for four days on their master’s flesh.I try to read all the Haikasoru line, though the are released months apart. Hiroshi Sakurazaka is a favorite author, writing, All You Need Is Kill is a Science Fiction book to surpass Stormship Troopers.
And then they were saved.
They were hunters, members of one of the tribes of the Arctic nations that would later come to be known collectively as the Inuit. …dogs were still their only means of transport. They could see what had happened. Some stupid white guy had died. An adventurer who fell victim to his own incompetence. Leaving the dogs behind. Four of them!