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Another (Another #1-2)

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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 around him, he comes to discover that he has been placed in the cursed Clas ...more
Hardcover, 679 pages
Published October 29th 2009 by Kadokawa Shoten
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I give Another 3 stars not because I don't enjoy it, but merely because I had read far better novels by Yukito Ayatsuji than this one.

Mr. Ayatsuji is one of my most favorite Japanese detective novelists, I love his famous, imaginative 'Mansions series' to pieces. The Mansions series content about 10 books, each book is set within a particularly eccentrically designed mansion, and each of the mansion was built by the same mad architect, who was supposed to be dead in a fire after he murdered his
Nicole ☼
Jan 04, 2015 Nicole ☼ rated it really liked it

Because the synopsis is incredibly enticing and does an excellent job of describing this not-so-little mystery novel, I will refrain from discussing the story and instead talk more about why I gave it four stars instead of five. So bear with me if you can.

I came across Another while browsing through Kinokuniya Book Store in search of stocking stuffers for The Mom. You know how it is – you go Christmas shopping for everyone else only to come out with bags of stuff for yourself. But back on point:
This was creepy. Thoroughly creepy. Not scary. Just... creepy.

Though, I think part of it is that I already saw the anime before diving into the novel. Because of this, I already knew what to expect. The anime was probably scarier than the novel, too, since you get more on screen gruesome death in the anime than the novel.

So in essence, this series is a horror mystery. I don't want to say too much because it will spoil the fun. I do want to say that the description is somewhat misleading. Yes, lo
Nek0 Neha (BiblioNyan)
My first encounter with Another was when the anime aired a few years ago. I immediately fell in love with how imaginative it was. It wasn't until much later that I discovered that the original tale stemmed from a novel. I was finally able to dig into the book, and I must say that it was one of the most engrossing reading experiences I have had this year.

Another is a psychological horror suspense novel. It is far more eerie and creepy than it is frightening. It's a paced intellectual story about
May 15, 2016 Haiiro rated it really liked it
Điều đầu tiên tôi muốn nói về Another là mặc dù đã chuẩn bị tâm lí ít nhiều, nó không hề là một cảm giác hớn hở vui tươi khi tôi cầm sách ngồi đọc một mình khi trời tối. Những cái gai ốc vẫn tìm được cách để nổi lên. Nhưng dĩ nhiên, Another vẫn là một câu chuyện hù dọa nhẹ đô nên cứ yên tâm là sẽ không có con ma gớm ghiếc nào thò đầu ra khỏi trang sách để cười với bạn đâu.
Phải thừa nhận rằng tình huống truyện của Another rất khá. Cụ thể là tôi đã phải thốt lên trong đầu: "Chu choa, chuyện này mà
Dec 04, 2015 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge-2015
Oh my God! This has been so creepy since the start. Ok, the start is frustrating. You have this kid starting last year of High School at a new school with a mystery, but NO ONE will actually tell him what is it, and when they are about too, he gets distracted and goes away. Frustrating to no end!
When they finally explain you what's going on (around halfway to the book) things start to get far more interesting... And also creepier.
I was so sure it was ghost story... Well, not exactly. At least,
Anne F.Blue
Mar 29, 2016 Anne F.Blue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Trinh thám vừa đủ, kì bí vừa đủ, nhịp truyện lên xuống, nhấn nhá vừa đủ để dần dần đi từ tò mò tới bị cuốn hút và say mê câu chuyện lúc nào không hay. Không quá dị thường với những luồng tâm lí bị cắt xẻ theo kiểu Nhật mà khá Tây khi có vẻ tác giả rất hâm mộ Stephen King hay Dean Koontz, nhưng cuốn sách vẫn đậm chất tâm linh và văn hoá Nhật. Một cuốn sách tuyệt vời để đọc khi đêm về.
Feb 10, 2016 Liza rated it really liked it
4.5/5 stars.

Another is a book I went into knowing the ending.

I saw the anime version a few years back when it came out. I liked it but I was meh about it at the same time. I was curious to how the book was though compared to the anime so that is why I read it in earnest.

Knowing the ending though...knocks some fun out of it.

Another relies on the mystery. What is happening in Class 3? Why do certain people not exist?

Why are there deaths?

Who is the causality?

Going on knowing the answer, means yo
Feb 20, 2010 Kumi rated it really liked it

Lizzy Lessard
Apr 03, 2013 Lizzy Lessard rated it really liked it
Another was originally written in Japanese and it's obvious that this version is a translation. There are riddles that lack the natural flow of language, since I'm sure that there are some words/meanings in Japanese that don't exist in English. I felt as if I was reading a water-down version of a masterpiece. That said, this must be one of the creepiest novels I have ever read. It has the aura of an old-school Hitchcock psychological horror blended with a modern Japanese horror such as Runju, wh ...more
Sep 23, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

I've seen the anime already so knew the story already. But still, I enjoyed this story.

The writing style is very simple and easy to read. It seems like it was an actual 15 year old writing, no distespect to the author though. It read exactly like it should.

Definitely worth a read if you fancy a horror story with an interesting twist.
Apr 29, 2015 Celeste rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! tal vez influya que soy muy fan del anime ANOTHER, pero la novela es Mejoralgunos detalles son diferentes y las situaciones tienen más sentido en la novela, asi uno puede entender mejor la adaptación del anime ... En estos momentos no sé cómo describirlo Jajajaja, estoy deseando releer la novela, el manga y ver el anime *.* otra vez .
Por favor Traduzcan las novelas del Señor Yukito Ayatsuji .
Amé cada una de las veces que el protagonista recomendaba novelas y escritores :) , y me emocione
Katie Arnold
Dec 16, 2014 Katie Arnold rated it it was amazing
Simply astounding! Definitely did not see the ending coming, but it was still very satisfying and so well written. I knew it was going to be good from the very introduction, Another did not disappoint. I can't wait to read the rest of Ayatsuji's work.
Stuti (Turmeric isn't your friend. It will fly your ship
So I guess they decided to translate it to English.

It's one netgalley.

I hope they accept my request. I really want to rad the novel, especially since I haven't finished either the manga or the anime.
Mar 13, 2012 Vesmé marked it as to-read
To read, if they translate it to English :s
Shannon J.
Dec 28, 2014 Shannon J. rated it really liked it
Another is sort of a japanese supernatural mystery. No spoilers, but the main character moves to a new school, where strange things are going on and no one will explain what it going on.

Then people start dying....

I liked the book, and in my opinion it's pretty well written. My one complaint, which often occurs with translated books, is that it's very... dry, stylistically. It's also pretty low on description.

Also, having seen the anime first, I think the climax actually works better in the anim
Nhược Phong
Aug 03, 2015 Nhược Phong rated it really liked it
Lúc này là 03:27 ngày 25 tháng 06 năm 2015.
Những nỗ lực cuối cùng để kết thúc cuốn sách kinh dị (mà có kinh dị quái đâu, hơi lạnh gáy chút thôi) để có thể yên tâm chào đón chuyến đi của mùa hè.
Giống như khi xem xong anime Another, cảm xúc bây giờ là "Sao cái kết hạnh phúc quá vậy?".
Kèm theo đó là một thôi thúc muốn thực hiện cuộc gọi lúc nửa đêm với Thanh Thảo. Lý do là "Sao cô bảo thằng Koichi làm chuyện đó?". Nhưng thôi, tha cho cô, tui cần đi ngủ để mai đi biển.
Thú thực cho đến giờ phút này m
Minh Nhân Nguyễn
4 sao
Truyên ban đâu đoc kha châm va bưc minh vơi ban nhân vât chinh, mây tinh tiêt bi ân cư bi cho lâp lưng ma không đi đên cung, đoc cang vê sau thi mơi biêt đo la dung y cua tac gia, nên lai thây truyên kha hay va phuc ông vi năm ro tâm ly cua ngươi đoc, cung mang đăc trưng cua văn hoc Nhât cac tinh tiêt diên ra kha châm nhưng logic va nêu đoan đâu đoc thây con tôn đong nhiêu thăc măc thi đoan sau moi khuc măc đêu đươc giai đap hêt, ca tưng lơi noi, hanh đông cua cac nhân vât đêu đươc giai thi
Red Thomas
Oct 25, 2015 Red Thomas rated it it was amazing
Another, my first foray into the works of Ayatsuji Yukito, is a superb thriller; a tense page-turner; a horrifying mystery. I had a hard time setting it down. While it is more of a psychological thriller, there is certainly no paucity of gore.
Originally released in individual chapters, each including refreshers of the plot, the book feels similar to a monthly manga. Like many manga series, the chapters of Another were collected and released by Yen Press in the US as a single volume called a ta
Jun 05, 2014 Wendy rated it it was ok
I grabbed this galley because I was really intrigued by the cover image. I later learned (incorrectly) that this was a novel based on a manga, which in turn spawned an anime. I was very curious about the concept, wondering how such a visual format could be translated into a novel. I'm a very visual reader and also a fan of anime and manga, so I was easily able to visualize the characters and setting. Unfortunately, that wasn't good enough to make this book interesting to me. Lost in translation ...more
Apr 26, 2016 Teresa rated it it was amazing
First, let me just saw I am so glad I was wrong about this book! I read the plot on the back-cover jacket and it didn't seem like my type of book. I don't typically like creepy thrillers but I had to read it for a YA Lit class to I had no choice. I couldn't put the book down. The book is a super easy read, has plenty of plot twists, and found the Japanese culture very interesting. I'm looking forward to reading this in manga form. I highly recommend this if you are looking a easy read of fun thr ...more
Jul 15, 2016 Conina rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Ах, с какво желание зачетох тази манга! Интересът ми към нея, разбира се, идва от трейлъра на анимето, което така и не изгледах. И понеже не се и очертава скоро да го гледам, реших да пробвам мангата. В началото - като всяка манга - читателят се чуди и мае какво се случва. Кофти усещане, ако не си свикнал. Развръзката и замисълът обаче бяха изненадващи, свежи. На моменти дори усетих и лек съспенс и се чудех дали да скролна към следващата страница (все пак чета само вечер в леглото без нощна ламп ...more
Rebecca McNutt
Translated into English, Another, similar to stories like The Ring and Dark Water, is the chilling story of a haunted school where the students are systematically being killed in disturbing ways. With a new student being introduced to the building, it's only a further problem.
Dec 27, 2015 Daan rated it it was amazing
Ik weet niet zeker of ik de goede editie heb op Goodreads, maar ik heb de manga-versie van dit spannende, maar ozo creepy verhaal gelezen. De manga was gewoon écht eng. Niet zo eng dat als je het in de avond leest, je niet meer kan slapen, maar een ander soort eng. Het soort 'eng' dat je nu 3 keer de hoek om kijkt voordat je gaat lopen, eng.
Het heeft ook een enorm intense sfeer, en de verhaallijn is soms een beetje verwarrend, maar wel heel erg spannend. Het is geen enkel moment saai. Ook de ar
RATING: 4 stars.

The fact that I knew how it would end due to having watched the anime didn't really diminish my enjoyment.

Really liked the book, although I tought Koichi sounded a bit too old for his age.
Jul 04, 2016 MeruChii rated it it was amazing

Another is a Japanese mystery horror novel by Yukito Ayatsuji, published on October 29, 2009 by Kadokawa Shoten.

The story focuses on a boy named Kōichi Sakakibara who, upon transferring into Yomiyama Middle School and meeting the curious Mei Misaki, finds himself in a mystery revolving around students and people related to his class falling victim to gruesome, senseless deaths ( very gruesome , might I add )

A manga adaptation by Hiro Kiyohara was serialized between May 2010 and January 2012 (
Sep 18, 2015 Cesar rated it liked it
Shelves: summer-reading
for my summer reading i read a book/manga called Another, by Yukito Ayatsuji. About this book, it contains a lot of gore scene in which it only surrounds the main character, The main character is a boy who just returned to his home town (where things can be false ), where his uncles live and where everything is related to a ghost who makes people insane and cause “accidents” that kill others who knows about the “extra one”. Once The boy named Sakakibara transfer, he meets a classmate whose name ...more
André Victor
Jun 29, 2016 André Victor rated it really liked it
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Nick Raines
Dec 29, 2015 Nick Raines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting mystery sits at the heart of this supernatural thriller. "Who is the casualty?". A question that seems weird without context, but will make sense once you get into the story. A middle school in a town named Yomiyama is seemingly cursed. At least once a month a student or a students family member die, this all revolves around one specific class known as class 3.

Two complaints with this book. 1. The main character Koichi Sakakibara is not particularly interesting, nor is he par
Cris N.
Jan 21, 2016 Cris N. rated it really liked it
It's difficult to review Ayatsuji's "Another" without spoiling anything because the plot is based on the reader discovering more and more details as they read further into the book, which brings them closer to solving the mystery. Instead, I'll just comment mostly on the style of the book with very general comments about the plot.

Right at the beginning of the book, the reader is shown a discussion between students telling a story of a boy named Misaki who died at their middle school 26 years ag
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