The Graveyard Apartment: A Novel
A terrifying tale of a young family who move into an apartment building next to a graveyard and the horrors that are unleashed upon them.One of the most popular writers working in Japan today, Mariko Koike is a recognized master of detective fiction and horror writing. Known in particular for her... show more
A terrifying tale of a young family who move into an apartment building next to a graveyard and the horrors that are unleashed upon them.One of the most popular writers working in Japan today, Mariko Koike is a recognized master of detective fiction and horror writing. Known in particular for her hybrid works that blend these styles with elements of romance, The Graveyard
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
I live down the street from a graveyard. It has foxes. I walk there at least once a week. But not at night.This book does not tie everything up with a neat bow, but it is creepy and slowly builds up the horror. It was a fun read.
The (few) japanese translations I've read have had a rhythm of internal monologue and speech that I find really soothing, and I'm not sure if it has something to do with the structure of Japanese itself, but it lent an even quality to the tone of the events in this story that heightened the weirdnes...
A well-written story with relatable, complex characters. The pace was a bit slow for most of it (not that I minded) but it picked up in the last 100 pages or so, when the evil entities really became more apparent. The scares and suspense were well done, just creepy and unsettling enough throughout. ...
The Central Plaza Mansion apartment seems like too good a deal to pass up. Despite its location in the Tokyo metropolitan area, it's both cheap and spacious. It's also conveniently located near schools, shopping, and public transportation. Its only drawback is that it's surrounded on three sides by ...
I have to say that I really enjoyed this novel. Originally published in Japan, this novel has just recently been translated and now, I had the opportunity to read it. There were a few instances where the translation threw me but otherwise, I thought the story was intriguing and mysterious. I noticed...
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