Book Review, Horror

Gyo by Junji Ito

So I thought it would be a good idea to read lots and lots of horror manga and write about it. I love Japanese horror novels and films so this seemed like an amazing idea. I hadn’t read any horror manga before so I combed the internet looking for the best horror manga that was… Continue reading Gyo by Junji Ito

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Book Review, Horror

REVIEW: Another (vol 1 & 2) by Yukito Ayatsuji

Summary: Summary from GoodReads.com: "In the spring of 1998, Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to Yomiyama North Middle School. In class, he develops a sense of unease as he notices that the people around him act like they're walking on eggshells, and students and teachers alike seem frightened. As a chain of horrific deaths begin to unfold… Continue reading REVIEW: Another (vol 1 & 2) by Yukito Ayatsuji

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TBR Spotlight: Japanese Horror & Thriller

I have been on a bit of a quest lately to find more diverse horror novels from around the world and this seemed like a perfect excuse to add lots of books to my to-read list from my favourite subgenre of horror and thriller: J-horror. I generally read A LOT of Japanese literature and I… Continue reading TBR Spotlight: Japanese Horror & Thriller

Book Review, Horror

REVIEW: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Summary: Synopsis from GoodReads.com: "Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first… Continue reading REVIEW: Battle Royale by Koushun Takami