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message 1: by Alan (new)

Alan | 5537 comments Mod
I haven't read many Japanese horror books, but I have watched many J-Horror movies and anime and am a fan.

I'm familiar with Koji Suzuki's work and I also read The Crimson Labyrinth by Yusuke Kishi and really liked it.

Does anybody have suggestions for other similar Japanese horror writers whose works you can find in English?


message 2: by Mehmet (new)

Mehmet | 1217 comments Ryu Murakami wrote Audition, In the miso soup and piercing. All worth a try. His books are very thought provoking


message 3: by JL (new)

JL Shioshita (uberproductions) | 149 comments You should also check out Otsuichi's books and if you don't mind older stuff, should definitely read some of Edogawa Rampo's collections.


message 4: by Alan (new)

Alan | 5537 comments Mod
I actually have Audition and Miso Soup on my to-read list.
Was not familiar with Otsuichi or Rampo, but will definitely check them out.

Thanks for the recs!


message 5: by Alan (new)

Alan | 5537 comments Mod
I'm currently reading Mariko Koike's The Graveyard Apartment. It's not bad. Dragging out a little more than seems necessary, but a decent slow-building haunting story.

Has anyone read this or other books by Koike?


message 6: by Nuzo (new)

Nuzo Onoh (goodreadscomnuzo_onoh) | 9 comments love Japanese horror but must confess haven't read any Koike (your comments not recommending it to me, alas :) Otsuichi, Koji Suzuki, Yoko Ogawa & Ishiguro amongst my favs. Just love Summer, Fireworks and my corpse by Otsuichi


message 7: by Alan (new)

Alan | 5537 comments Mod
The Graveyard Apartment was good. It wasn't phenomenal, but was a decent read, although the ending was quite ambiguous and makes me wonder if a sequel was ever planned.


message 8: by Benjamin (last edited Jun 10, 2018 09:57PM) (new)

Benjamin Appleby-Dean (benjaminappleby-dean) Junji Ito's manga is widely available over here and well worth reading - especially The Enigma of Amigara Fault


message 9: by Katie (new)

Katie Gallagher (katiejanegallagher) | 6 comments Benjamin wrote: "Junji Ito's manga is widely available over here and well worth reading - especially The Enigma of Amigara Fault"

Ooh, I'll second this one. It's stuck with me for years.


message 10: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 405 comments Katie wrote: "Benjamin wrote: "Junji Ito's manga is widely available over here and well worth reading - especially The Enigma of Amigara Fault"

Ooh, I'll second this one. It's stuc..."


Thirded! My boyfriend still has random dreams about this although we read it years ago.


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Another by Yukito Ayatsuji

The first 80% percents of the novel is rather slow-paced, the rest... Well, go see it for yourself. I definitely recommend it.


message 12: by Gordon (new)

Gordon | 63 comments Hideaki Sena's Parasite Eve (it was also a PlayStation game).


message 13: by Jamesboggie (new)

Jamesboggie (goodreadscomjamesboggie) | 24 comments I have not read any Japanese novels yet, but I have Ring and The Graveyard Apartment on my list.


message 14: by Comrade (new)

Comrade (comradebookwyrm) | 2 comments Try out Strangers by Taichi Yamada, quite an enigmatic ghost story.


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