The Crimson Labyrinth

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From a rising new star of horror comes a killer read that will make you lose track of time and reality. The Crimson Labyrinth is a wicked satire on extremist reality TV in the tradition of The Running Man-if that indeed is what it is. Welcome to THE MARS LABYRINTH where things aren't what they seem. Welcome to the world of Kishi, where the plot is as gnarly as the humor is twisted.
When an unemployed former math major wakes up one day, he wonders if he's somehow ended up on the ...
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Overview

From a rising new star of horror comes a killer read that will make you lose track of time and reality. The Crimson Labyrinth is a wicked satire on extremist reality TV in the tradition of The Running Man-if that indeed is what it is. Welcome to THE MARS LABYRINTH where things aren't what they seem. Welcome to the world of Kishi, where the plot is as gnarly as the humor is twisted.
When an unemployed former math major wakes up one day, he wonders if he's somehow ended up on the red planet. The good-looking young woman with aid-she says her name is Ai and that she draws erotic comics for a living-seems to have no clue either as to their whereabouts. Their only leads are cryptic instructions beamed to a portable device. Has the game begun?
There is no reset button, no saving and no continue-make the wrong move and it's really GAME OVER. In the cruel world of THE MARS LABYRINTH, mercy and compassion are only for the weak or the very, very strong. The stakes are nothing less than your life-and apparently a lot of money.
If you're a fan of Lost or Battle Royale, don't miss this one.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932234114
  • Publisher: Vertical, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/31/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 967,341
  • Product dimensions: 5.61 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Yusuke Kishi was born in 1959 in Osaka. He graduated from Kyoto University with a degree in Economics. After working for a life insurance company for several years, Kishi started his writing career as a freelancer. He has twice won the Japan Horror Association Award, and boasts bestselling status in Japan with multiple works adapted to the screen. The Crimson Labyrinth marks his American debut.
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  • Posted February 13, 2010

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    Engaging Read

    Pulled me in pretty quickly and not against my will. Found characters and story line believable in a strange way. Good writing in the Japanese style and I continue to look for books in a similar genre. Good thriller.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2005

    Survivor meets Battle Royale

    Yoshihiko Fujiki, a down-and-out casualty of post-bubble era layoffs, wakes up one day and finds himself in a strange wilderness of deep red rock formations. He has no memory of how he got there. He looks around and finds a gameboy-like machine; when he turns it on, the screen reads: WELCOME TO THE MARS LABYRINTH. Fujiki and eight other misfits of Japanese society have landed themselves in a twisted game, masterminded by an unknown puppeteer. To survive the game and return to Japan, they have to follow instructions conveyed to them through these game machines. But the mastermind has some surprises in store for them... the intense heat, persistant flies, flash floods, and poisonous snakes are not the true danger that lurks in this hell on earth...

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