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Monstress #1
Monstress #1 | Marjorie Liu
Astonishing X-Men and Black Widow writer MARJORIE LIU returns to comics with artist SANA TAKEDA (X-23) for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Steampunk meets Kaiju in this original fantasy epic for mature readers, as young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces. The adventure begins in a spectacular TRIPLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with SIXTY-SIX pages of story and no ads.
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AmandaBlaze
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Starting this graphic novel tonight.

IndoorDame Ooh. Enjoy! I love this one! 7d
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IndoorDame
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This was fabulous! I remember skimming the first few volumes a few years back at a friend‘s when I had a few minutes to kill and being really impressed, but I didn‘t remember them in detail so I‘m starting the series over. Definitely one to take some time with to appreciate the art and the complex world building. Can‘t wait to see where the series goes!

NicoleCeBallos I love this series 3mo
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KristiAhlers
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The artwork in this book is beautiful! And thankfully the story is well crafted. This is volume one and it incorporates steampunk, fantasy and action into a page turning graphic novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TugstenDragon
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Such a beautiful graphic novel, the images are stunning. Read this one because I saw other people talking about it and I do not regret it! Very interested to see where the story goes.

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sdbruening
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Mehso-so

It‘s bloodier/more violent than I would prefer to read, but the world, story, and characters have drawn me in...I may have to read the next volumes. Love that cats are the oldest race and are the poets and scholars 😸 Also, beautiful artwork.

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BekaReid
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Decided to give this series a try and really enjoyed issue 1. Beatiful artwork and intriguing storyline. This may have been my favorite panel!

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BekaReid
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"There are few animals more treacherous than the cat. Assume the worst should you encounter one" ?

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LazyOwl
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Re-reading this series after having read the first one quite some time ago. Not sure why I never picked up further volumes.

A dark story of magic, betrayal, beasts, gods and monstrous beings who fight for power, survival and revenge. A story about a girl exploring her past and how she came to be.

The story is compelling and the accompanying artwork is great, which in my opinion is what makes it to a 5 star rating.

#graphicnovel #comic

GrilledCheeseSamurai Fantastic series! 👍 3y
LazyOwl @GrilledCheeseSamurai yeah, I'm enjoying getting back into this series. 3y
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cleoh
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My monthly reading plans have already gone askew 😂 I read the first volume in this series yesterday and instantly fell in love. I devoured the other three yesterday, and I now have to wait for January for the next instalment 😭 this series is dark high fantasy, and the art is absolutely incredible!

rachelsbrittain I LOVE Monsteess! One of my favorite current comics 3y
Coueriamb Yes! Incredible series! 3y
cleoh @rachelsbrittain @Coueriamb yes, definitely a new favourite! 3y
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LibrarianRyan Hello, here to be a pain. Did you ever bet your post card from @jhod? 3y
jhod I sent it over a week ago... Xx 3y
cleoh @LibrarianRyan @jhod I haven‘t gotten it yet! I‘m not worried though; when I‘ve sent things from the UK to Canada, it‘s taken a good while to get here! 3y
jhod Oh no, I'm really sorry! Fingers crossed tomorrow! Xx 3y
LibrarianRyan @cleoh Ohhh No. Heres hopping it gets there soon. 3y
cleoh @LibrarianRyan @jhod I‘ll keep you updated! 💕 3y
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Chili
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#scarathlon #TeamStoker I just finished this and I‘m not sure what‘s going on or if I even like it. I‘ll try volume 2 before I decide. It fits the team theme.

BeansPage 🧟‍♀️ 3y
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Jen_Reads
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I enjoyed this one. I‘m glad I picked up the other two in the series. I enjoyed the characters of Master Ren and Little Fox a lot.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

#graphicnovels

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IndoorDame
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Got a chance to read the first two volumes of this series. Beautiful artwork! And interesting world building, very glad this was recommended to me.

#booked2019 #comicorgraphicnovel

Cinfhen Wow!!!! You‘re just knocking off these prompts!!!!! 3y
Cinfhen The artwork is STUNNING 😍but I had no clue what I was reading 🤷‍♀️I didn‘t much care for it. 3y
IndoorDame @Cinfhen summer vacation just started so I‘m making the most of all my crazy downtime 😊 3y
Cinfhen Enjoy ❤️ 3y
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Jen_Reads
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Probably my favorite panel so far.

#currentread #30JuneBooks

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WeAreLegion
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Mehso-so

Despite my rating, this is a good book. Gorgeous artwork and a world so dense, events already in motion, that it took me many chapters to finally connect with the story. Serious world building here, be advised to pay close attention else you miss out on the rich detail.

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Deifio
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LittleBug I see you caught the swap bug too!🥴☺️ Have fun!😊 4y
PagesByTheWater ❤️ thanks for sharing! 4y
PagesByTheWater Sign-ups are now open! 4y
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Imagine if Venom took place in another world where ancient beings had bred with humans, and became persecuted by a religious sect which uses their bones to create a substance that holds healing properties amongst other things. Beautiful artwork, immersive world building and a heroine out for revenge and to save her people all while struggling with the demon inside (literal demon-like Creature). Really enjoyed.

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ravenlee
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Today‘s library #bookhaul - just for me. The kiddo‘s are their own thing!

cristalito Looks good! 4y
RadicalReader @ravenlee there‘s always time for a wonderful book! My favorite book I‘ve read last year and of all time is definitely I‘m looking forward to the Netflix series next year can‘t wait!! 4y
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Moony
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I love this #comic ❤ On every page you see new charakters and chimeras. The story is very dark but interessting and deep. I love the characters and the world building. #quote #german

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Moony
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mcipher
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I‘m reading this on Hoopla and I keep putting it down because it‘s SO gory and sad, and I‘m having a tough time following what is going on. The art is gorgeous, though, and I feel like I‘ll love it if I can figure it out.
This is #Chloe from earlier - she sits like this all the time. 😆 Right now she‘s sleeping and we are enjoying our last Xmas lights night before the tree goes down. 😫
#catsoflitsy #tuxedokittiesoflitsy @MinDea

AceOnRoam She is gorgeous 😻 4y
BookNAround Beautiful Chloe! 4y
MinDea 😸😸😸 so cute! Does she just sit like that or sits like that when she cleans? Chloe sits like that but only when she cleans. 🛀 We are also enjoying the last night of our Christmas tree and plan to take it down tomorrow too! Bummer about the book. 😒 4y
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LibrarianRyan By the end of vol 1 things come together. 4y
mcipher @MinDea She was having a bath but then she stops and just chills like that for a while. I think she gets distracted and forgets what she is doing! Sad day with the tree - I love looking at it, it makes me so happy. We‘ll see about the book - it‘s so pretty! 4y
mcipher @LibrarianRyan Oh good - I was worried that it was just over my head! 😂 I‘ll keep trying. I read a good chunk again last night so I‘m halfway there. 4y
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Moony
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New #comics Today I was shopping at one of my favorite comic stores in #hamburg #comichaul #bookhaul

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Shadowfat
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I found the story confusing at times but overall I liked it. I'm curious to learn more about her family and the conflict with the ancients.

Squidapus We met Marjorie recently at a comic convention! Super nice, tho I did embarrass myself asking if she had any books that weren't comics (turns out she's written like 15) 4y
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booklover3258
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Excellent comic. Kind of steampunk/horror. Awesome graphics and great story line! 4 stars.

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Sarz
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Absolutely love the characters in this. Their flaws and their strength are so tangible. Entertaining story and beauty artwork.

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Regi_C
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Thank you so much, @iread2much! This is amazing, I wasn't expecting all this! I can't wait to dive in! Btw, is the kanji for your name 啓発のケイ?

#witchpleaseswap

monalyisha I‘ve heard such good things about “Monstress”! I hope you enjoy it & that you had a happy #WitchPleaseSwap! 🖤🔮 4y
iread2much My apologies, my handwriting in any language is awful. My family is old school Buddhist on the Japanese side so my kanji is 啓子 4y
iread2much And I‘m so glad you liked everything! I hope you enjoy all the books 4y
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Robothugs
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Maika and her #DevilSide

https://spoti.fi/2NQCwyu

There‘s still time to join in! http://litsy.com/p/eUtoT09EU3B1

mreads Beautiful artwork in this graphic novel. 4y
Robothugs @mreads I agree! 4y
BekaReid Agreed. Beautiful! 4y
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tonyahoswalt I brought these home from the library recently. Need to read them soon! 4y
Cathythoughts Wow ! Beautiful 4y
Cinfhen The artwork was so gorgeous but I had ZERO clue WTF was going on 🤷‍♀️ 4y
Cinfhen Ha! Glad I‘m not alone @HardcoverHearts 4y
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MiyakoBunny
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SoOoOo Glad I picked this up from my library 📚 recently 🤗. It‘s definitely great for anyone jonesing from Saga... it‘s reminiscent, but with a much darker tone to it. The protagonist is a bit annoying at first w/her stubbornness but I can tell there‘s a whole backstory leading up to a huge climax so I‘m excited for that 😈😄😄😄. This is a series that is deserving to be on anyone‘s TBR 🤩👍🏼👍🏼

nelehelen I juuuust finished this too!!! 4y
MiyakoBunny @nelehelen I‘m loving it so far 🖤🖤🖤 4y
Serotonin Excellent choice 👍 This is also currently one of my favorite graphic novel series 😉 4y
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MiyakoBunny @Serotonin Agreed 😉🖤😄 4y
TK421 This comic is awesome! I would read it for the artwork alone. 4y
MiyakoBunny @TK421 I agree it‘s beautifully done 😻😻😻 4y
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KimmyM
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Katerina I love(!) this series! The art is breath-taking and the story is action packed and intricate at the same time. I hope you enjoyed it. 4y
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Addison1
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Book haul! Finally traded in some books at Half Priced Books and found some comics off of my wish list! #comics

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TracyReadsBooks
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I‘m late to see this news but I couldn‘t agree more! Marjorie Lieu‘s writing is excellent! So excited to see her win the Eisner Award for best writer. Monstress is fabulous. If you haven‘t read it, I encourage you to take a look & if Liu ever has an appearance near you, go see her. I‘ve met Liu at several different events & she is always kind & generous with her time—talking with her is always delightful. Anyway, just sharing the exciting news.

BarbaraTheBibliophage So wonderful!! 4y
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magicalshelves
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The first volume was super confusing to read due to all of the characters and information that is thrown at you. Plus the pacing was so fast and a bit jarring that the majority of the time I felt very lost and confused. However, vol. 2 was a major improvement and much less confusing than the first installment. The characters were more fleshed out and the story was much easier to follow. I‘m eager to continue the series.

Vol. 1: 3.5/5
Vol. 2: 4/5

Serotonin I like this series so far. Volume 3 is just a couple months away 😉 4y
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Chrys
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Loved it. 💙Gorgeous art and complex story. I cannot wait to read the next.

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Silvia.Baltazar
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Silvia.Baltazar #Thanks @bookriot for show me this one. I‘m loving it. #riotgrams #comics #books 4y
Slajaunie Amazing cover! 4y
Silvia.Baltazar I know, right!? @Slajaunie 4y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai Love this series! 👌 4y
Silvia.Baltazar @GrilledCheeseSamurai I‘m starting to read the series and so far so good. 4y
Centique Welcome to Litsy Silvia! I love Book Riot too. Do you listen to any of their podcasts? 4y
Bronte_Chintz Welcome to Litsy!🎉 4y
Bookspirit 👋Welcome to Litsy and Congrats on becoming a Litten 👏☺ 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📚🤓 4y
Silvia.Baltazar @GrilledCheeseSamurai I‘ve already finished #1 and loved it now I have to read the entire serie (edited) 4y
Silvia.Baltazar Thank you @Centique . yes, I Listen the podcasts whenever I can. 4y
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Robothugs
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The art is absolutely beautiful and detailed, and the storyline is pretty intriguing. I‘m looking forward to the second one, and I think I‘ll have a better idea once I read that whether or not I‘ll continue with the series (but I don‘t doubt I will).

kdwinchester Love this one! 4y
Robothugs @kdwinchester Have you read the others?? Because I imagine it only gets better from here! 4y
kdwinchester I have read the second volume as well and liked it better than the first 4y
rohit-sawant This has been on my TBR for so long! 4y
Robothugs @rohit-sawant Move it up! 😜 It‘s definitely an intriguing story. I‘ll be reading #2 soon! 4y
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TheRomantiCate
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Hooray!! Thank you Amazon!! #bookmail #treatyoself

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belacat
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Talking cats & monster girls. A great start to a new universe!

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watermelontaco13
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Taking a little break from #agentlemaninmoscow and restarting this series

Tiyas7 Welcome Here🎊 4y
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Pogue
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A little late to the club, but an amazing book. I love the use of the Egyptian gods, and the Old Ones.

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Pogue
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A little late to the club, but an amazing book. I love the use of the Egyptian gods, and the Old Ones.

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Angitron
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Panpan

Gorgeous illustrations, but ultimately the storyline was not my thing. I couldn‘t connect with the characters, and I found the mythology to be a little confusing.

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So it took me a while to really get into the story but by the end of it I got hooked. I‘m definitely going to buy volume two because I want to see where this goes and I‘m interested in the Old Gods. The illustrations in this are gorgeous and I‘m happy I gave this story a try!

#graphicnovel #monstress #comicbook #mpls #twincities

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TheBookstorePodcast
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Latest comic book store haul. I‘m excited for all of them, but most excited for Monstress! Also, I‘m not sure if I‘ll need to read the regular Black Panther series before World of Wakanda, but I guess I‘ll find out if I feel totally lost reading it! -Becca

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Schnoebs
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So I went to my first Amazon Books store today. I bought some books on my wishlist but I don‘t think I‘ll be going back. It felt like I was trying to buy books at a Best Buy or something with too much focus on Amazon Alexa and Ereaders. What is your guy‘s‘ opinion of the new brick and mortar stores?

#amazonbooks #bookhaul #comicbook #chicago #IL

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BooksIHeld
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For #asianlitbingo I read #monstress by marjorie liu & sana takeda which crossed out #graphicnovel with an #asian main character. What a visceral, striking, and overwhelming experience. It's probably the goriest and most gruesome #comicbook I ever read but it's also the most beautiful. I love that juxtaposition! I want more even tho it hurts to read. I can't wait to purchase the second volume.

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MirrorMask
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#4 A comic written and illustrated by the same person -- Mind MGMT by Matt Kindt

#8 A comic written or illustrated by a person of color -- Monstress by Majorie Liu, Sana Takeda (Artist)

#18 A comic that isn't published by Marvel, DC, or Image -- Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

This year's challenge has 3 comics on it, which has definitely helped me get through it quicker (as of today, I have 20 of the 24 tasks completed) .

#ReadHarder

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Juli
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I loved this graphic novel and I cannot wait to read@the next one. It is imaginative, gorgeous, frightening, powerful and strange! What more do you want!

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HighLadyoftheStacks
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Beautiful art and an amazing, if horrifying at times, story.

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KatCho
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Amazing start to a new graphic novel series!!!

DrexEdit Welcome to Litsy! I have this on my TBR too! You take such wonderful book pictures! I'm enjoying your feed. 😊 5y
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