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Country Delights - Kaiki: Uncanny Tales from Japan, Vol. 2 (Kaiki #2)

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Volume 2 of a 3-volume series covering the evolution and scope of Japanese "kaiki" fiction: uncanny tales, including ghost stories, weird tales and subtle horror. Translations by experts in the field bring an entirely new genre of literature to the English language. The stories are accompanied by one manga, and a comprehensive introduction to the development of the genre i ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 15th 2010 by Kurodahan Press
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John
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Country Delights is the second of three volumes intended to present a selection of Japanese supernatural fiction old and new. The first, Tales of Old Edo, contained stories originally published between 1776 and 2005 and set in the Edo region (Edo was the name for Tokyo during the Tokugawa Shogunate that ruled Japan between 1603 and 1868). The nine stories (and one manga) gathered in this volume were originally published between 1906 and 1993, look away from the megapolis of the Tokyo region duri ...more
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Feb 21, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked the first one better... In my view this volume suffers from the really long story in the middle, which is very slow paced and hard to get through. I set it down for the better part of a year and then forced myself to come back to it.
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