Tomie by Junji Ito (Manga Review)

Oh Junji Ito, you are the king of my horror manga reviews and have burned so many weird images into my brain. I love you. I can’t believe it took me this long to get around to reading Tomie. It is a cult classic manga series that has spawned eight films and a television series.… Continue reading Tomie by Junji Ito (Manga Review)

Book Review, Horror

Shibuya Goldfish by Aoi Hiroumi (Manga Review)

THERE IS MORE THAN ONE KILLER FISH MANGA?!?! When I finished reading Gyo I thought that would be the end of my adventures with killer fish causing havoc on land but no, I found a new one. And this time they not only fly but they can talk too. You read that right, a horror… Continue reading Shibuya Goldfish by Aoi Hiroumi (Manga Review)


Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 books I want to reread

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the brilliant Bionic Bookworm. Check her out if you are not following her already. A lot of the books I picked for this list I read during my late teenage years when I was that edgy 16 year old goth kid. I have always planned to go back and reread… Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 books I want to reread

Book Review, Horror

Uzumaki by Junji Ito

I will admit to not being very interested in this series when I first started my research into horror manga. It appeared on every "Best horror manga" list, when I read Gyo by the same author I received comments and messages asking me to read this series and when I was book shopping I kept… Continue reading Uzumaki by Junji Ito

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

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


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