This will be the home of the Horror Book Club. We’ll likely organize a read every Summer and Halloween, with the occasional book in between if we’re interested.
I’ll organize this thread better later when I have more time, but for now I just wanted to give any horror-related discussion its own home.
The Book Club has read:
リング | L35 (learnnatively.com) by 鈴木 光司 ( home thread)
Reserved for nominations and stuff
@nikoru This could also be the place we discuss a possible quick English-language horror book reading, if you have any recommendations.
Heard this is supposed to be good, even though I have 0 idea what it’s about.
Oh I’ve always wanted to read this too but never got around to it yet!
It’s on my to-read list! If I had any kind of free time, I’d start it right now, but alas…
I’ve read another book by this author, and I liked it, but it was more mystery than horror once again.
@omk3 Would you like me to list リング under this book club on the index of book clubs thread, or keep it in the informal catagory?
Yes, I think リング definitely belongs here, even if retroactively. Thanks for taking care of the organizational stuff
If anyone feels like a lighter difficulty horror I recommend
図書室の怪談 悪魔の本 (ポプラキミノベル み 1-1) | L26
When I look for Japanese horror recommendations online, I often come across books by 貴志祐介, most often this one:
(sorry for the Bookwalker links, none of these are on Natively)
I find the premise of these two also intriguing:
Nice, thank you for the thread!
To repeat the question in the リング bookclub:
Would somebody be interested in reading one in English or maybe even in the Japanese translation, to see whether the language is a factor?
I found a recommendations list for good horror books, and some of the abstracts sounded quite nice, so maybe I will explore that list a bit more.
And as I said in the other thread, I’m in
I’m more interested in reading something quickly in English, as I’m drowning in Japanese right now.
I don’t have much to recommend, but I recently read about this book and how it’s supposedly very scary:
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(do these links also benefit Natively if we end up buying?
Yes, anything you buy on amazon, if you originate from natively, counts, as long as it’s an amazon country Brandon already has managed to get the affiliate programme running.