Goth

Goth

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by Otsuichi, Andrew Cunningham
     
 

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Morino is the strangest girl in school—how could she not be, given her obsession with brutal murders? And there are plenty of murders to grow obsessed with, as the town in which she lives is a magnet for serial killers. She and her schoolmate will go to any length to investigate the murders, even putting their own bodies on the line. And they don’t want

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Morino is the strangest girl in school—how could she not be, given her obsession with brutal murders? And there are plenty of murders to grow obsessed with, as the town in which she lives is a magnet for serial killers. She and her schoolmate will go to any length to investigate the murders, even putting their own bodies on the line. And they don’t want to stop the killers—Morino and her friend simply want to understand them.

This new edition contains the bonus novelette "Morino's Souvenir Photo."

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KLIATT - George Galuschak
Itsuki Kamiyama and high school classmate Yoru Morino are obsessed with murder. They collect photos of gory crime scenes, but it goes a bit beyond that. Morino dresses in the same clothes worn by murder victims, and Kamiyama visits crime scenes to stand in the spots where the murder might have occurred. Apparently the area of Japan they live in is populated exclusively by serial killers, all of whom are attracted to Morino. Their neighbors include the science teacher who cuts off people's hands; the serial killer who keeps a self-incriminating diary; and the guy who buries people alive. The stories (there are four of them) mostly revolve around Morino getting kidnapped by one of the manga's cast of stock psychopaths, and Kamiyama coming to her rescue. Japanese horror can be quite gruesome, and Goth is Exhibit A. The main characters are a mixed bag. Morino's story is a sad one; her fascination with death stems from her twin sister accidentally hanging herself when they were children. Kamiyama is a sociopath who for some reason constantly comes to Morino's rescue. The situations depicted in this manga are frankly unbelievable—at one point Kamiyama theorizes that Morino emits a pheromone that attracts psychopaths—but people aren't reading this for the story. This type of horror is not to my taste, but movies such as Hostel and Saw are very popular nowadays. Please be aware that this manga has nothing to do with Goths. Goth contains bad language (s-bomb), sexual material, semi-nudity and gory, and stylized depictions of murder, and is recommended for adult graphic novel collections with large horror collections. Reviewer: George Galuschak

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427811370
Publisher:
TOKYOPOP
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Born 1978 in Fukuoka, Otsuichi won the Sixth Jump Short Fiction/Nonfiction Prize when he was seventeen with his debut story "Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse." Now recognized as one of the most talented young fantasy/horror writers in Japan, his other English-language works include the short story collections Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse/Black Fairy Tale, and ZOO (Haikasoru). Goth won the Honkaku Mystery Award and was adapted into a feature film starring Rin Takanashi.

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Goth 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
maggotheart More than 1 year ago
This book is very twisted and graphic so please don't forget the Mature rating on this book. Goth is a great manga that captures the sheer thrilling capabilities of horror that only the Japanese can capture. The illustrations are stunning, but, not recommended for the light of heart. **IMPORTANT NOTE** This manga is an adaption of the novel, Goth. In this version some story lines are cut and blended together. It's a very amazing book nonetheless and I read it before reading the novel myself but If you enjoy this I strongly recommend picking up the novel or even reading the novel before hand. Side-note: A Goth movie has been planned to be released for all the fans of the book [:
Anonymous 21 days ago
Fantastic read even if I had to put it down a few times out if fright! It engaged me right from the get go, and I'm not usually that into horror. The blending a simple stories with completely unexpected twists, that make sense, really bring this book to a new level. If body horror isn't your thing then I'd avoid this, but if you have the stomach for it I'd recommend this book to any horror fan. Nice short stories all tied together with the main pair, very good and very engaging!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Interesting enough; Ill keep reading.
Anonymous 11 months ago
That was good
miss_kuchiki More than 1 year ago
GOTH by Otsuichi, the original novel is so much better than the manga of it. Very interesting style of story telling. This is the only horror novel that I actually like. Definitely worth the read. The chapter "Dog," was the most mind-boggling of them all. ... It's a page turner!
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Aku More than 1 year ago
When I first stumbled upon this book, I was immediately interested by the premise. I find serial killers fascinating, and the book sounded interesting enough, so I decided to buy it. It's wonderful. The individual stories are extremely interesting, as are the plot twists. The main characters add to the atmosphere of the book- if you're expecting a caring, concerned duo of high-schoolers, it's best to abandon that notion, as the narrator truly has no emotions, and throughout the book thinks about how he wouldn't mind killing someone. I'd go into more detail, but it's really best to read it for yourself. One more thing I have to add is that the novel is much, much better than the manga. It has more stories, they're very well-written, and not confusing in the least. The manga combines several stories and leaves out one or two, and can be confusing at times.
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TheNyan More than 1 year ago
The novel is defiantly well written. Otsuichi's writing style makes this book very unpredictable, you will never truly know the outcome of the story. There are the perfect amount of twists in the stories that make this book hard to put down. You can either be reading the narrators point of view, or the Goth's two main characters, are obsessed with death and murders, finding information about them, studying them, and even solving them, but never turning the murderer in. You can either be reading the narrators point of view, or the one of the killer. Each story is thrilling, gripping and will leave you eager for more. It is now one of my favorite books and would gladly recommend it to someone who wants to read something different, something unique. This book is a mystery, thriller and a psychological book that can be quite disturbing to some readers. It often puts you in the mind set of the killer, displaying all the emotions and decisions expressed during that time of the murder. This is a must read, and if you have only read the manga, I am more favorable of this version. Its very different.
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InAWord More than 1 year ago
It's my favorite manga ever, and I would totally read the novel (by Otsuichi) if I were you.
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ScARy-GoHSTy More than 1 year ago
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. I MEAN IT WAS REALLY COOL. EVEN THOUGHT IM NOT GOTH OR EMO. I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT. IT KEEP ME ENTERTANIED THE WHOLE TIME I WAS READING IT. YOU GOTTA READ IT. IM GOIN TO BUY THE NOVEL TOMARO. WOOHOO!!!!
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