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02-24-2009, 05:07 PM

Metamorphosis (Henshin / 変身) written by Novala Takemoto (嶽本野ばら)

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03-30-2009, 02:14 AM

Hello, I would like to recommend Yukio Mishima's "Spring Snow", it's very good.
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05-24-2009, 04:11 PM

Hey all,
I reviving this thread here because like the OP i too am looking for Japanese lit. So far i've read only two of Murakmamis' novels (The Wind Up Bird Chronicles & A Wild Sheep Chase) Along with Ishiguros' Remains Of The Day.
So far so good...
I will most definetly continue reading these genres of literature, but my question is does anyone know of any good horror novelists?
I'm currently reading Stephen Kings' Pet Sematary & was thinking who would be an equivalent (if better) of his writing. Don't get me wrong I do like Kings' novels...but i want to read something creepier.
Any suggestions are welcome!

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08-16-2009, 04:36 PM

u may want to check kafu nagai's "a strange tale from east of the river" and edogawa rampo's "japanese tales of mystery & imagination"

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The Tale of Genji
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Snakes and earrings by Hitomi Kanehara

It is interesting yet pretty violent story, somewhat PE13 or so Id say, but it has won two prizes in Jpn in 2003: Subaru and Akutagawa prizes.

More info: Hitomi Kanehara - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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