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Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror, Vol. 1 by Junji Ito.


Title: Uzumaki: Spiral into Horror, Vol. 1.
Author: Junji Ito.
Artist: Junji Ito.
Genre: Fiction, manga, graphic novel, horror.
Country: Japan.
Language: Japanese.
Publication Date: 1998 (2001 in English).
Summary: Kurôzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world. It manifests itself in small ways: seashells, ferns, whirlpools in water, whirlwinds in air. And in large ways: the spiral marks on people's bodies, the insane obsessions of Shuichi's father, the voice from the cochlea in your inner ear. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurôzu-cho are pulled ever deeper, as if into a whirlpool from which there is no return.

My rating: 9/10.
Tags: 1990s - fiction, 20th century - fiction, fantasy, fiction, graphic novels, horror, japanese - fiction, manga, my favourite books, series, teen, translated

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