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Kokoro
3.99
really liked it
11/30/2016 - update: thanks to my love for foreign films, British comedy and other shows which for some reason we cannot get here, we have multi-regio ...more
Nov 11, 2016
Nov 07, 2016
 
The Graveyard Apartment
3.18

brief plot etc: here.

The synopsis of this novel sounded like something right up my horror-reading alley, and it had potential to become a definite s
...more
Oct 16, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
 
Shipwrecks
3.97
really liked it
What a great book! The book itself is very small, but by the time you get to the end you realize that there was a lot to this story. For example, in w ...more
Jul 24, 2004
Jan 22, 2009
 
Revenge: Stories
3.87
it was amazing
Seriously I have never in my life felt so off kilter during and after reading a book as I did with this one. It is truly a masterpiece of darkness lik ...more
Feb 03, 2013
Jan 30, 2013
 
Kwaidan: Ghost Stories and Strange Tales of Old Japan
3.93
really liked it
A much more in-depth look at this book can be found here at my online reading journal; otherwise, here's a brief look.

I'm late to the Lafcadio Hearn p
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Jul 16, 2015
Jul 06, 2015
 
The Stones Cry Out
3.66
really liked it
The author of this book won Japan's prestigious Akutagwa Prize for this novel, and after reading it, I can see why. Its short 138-page length might te ...more
Nov 11, 2017
Jan 16, 2013
 
The Dreaming God (Lairs of the Hidden Gods, #4)
4.28
really liked it
Sadly, this is the 4th book of the four-volume series entitled "Lairs of the Hidden Gods," meaning that I've come to the end. But it was a great ride. ...more
Sep 02, 2008
Feb 12, 2008
 
Inverted Kingdom (Lairs of the Hidden Gods, #2)
4.23
really liked it
Definitely a freaky collection of mythos-type stories from Japanese "disciples" of HP Lovecraft. Very well written and a must if you're a collector su ...more
Aug 17, 2008
Aug 17, 2008
 
Straight to Darkness (Lairs of the Hidden Gods, #3)
3.83
really liked it
Here we are at Volume III of this four-volume series. I've already read half of Volume IV and I must say, I'll be quite sad to see this series end. On ...more
not set
Aug 31, 2008
 
Night Voices, Night Journeys (Lairs of the Hidden Gods, #1)
3.82
really liked it
My standard caveat for books like this is that they are a mixed bag, so you really don't know what you're getting prior to opening the covers. This wa ...more
Jul 30, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
 
Diary of a Mad Old Man
3.53
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Jan 16, 2013
 
Tun-huang (New York Review Books Classics)
3.65
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Nov 10, 2010
 
The Changeling
3.57
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Feb 27, 2011
 
Manazuru
3.39
None
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Jun 14, 2011
 
1Q84 #1-2 (1Q84, #1-2)
4.07
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Oct 07, 2011
 
The Woman in the Dunes
3.91
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Jan 08, 2013
 
Beyond the Curve
3.70
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Jan 08, 2013
 
A Caring Man
3.31
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Jan 08, 2013
 
Silence
4.09
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Jan 11, 2013
 
The Briefcase
3.73
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Jan 16, 2013
 
After Dark
3.68
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Feb 12, 2008
 
The Key
3.59
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Jan 16, 2013
 
Makioka Sisters
4.02
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Jan 16, 2013
 
The Sea and Poison
3.90
really liked it
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Jun 29, 2010
 
Some Prefer Nettles
3.64
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Jan 16, 2013
 
Frozen Dreams: A Japanese Adventure Novel
2.78
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Jan 16, 2013
 
One Man's Justice
3.87
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Jan 16, 2013
 
On Parole
3.86
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Apr 26, 2008
 
Jasmine
3.38
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Feb 16, 2013
 
Naomi
3.69
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Mar 13, 2013
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