Otsuichi Andrew Cunningham Jocelyne Allen
- Title: Goth
- Author: Otsuichi Andrew Cunningham Jocelyne Allen
- ISBN: null
- Page: 487
- Format: Kindle Edition
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 killersMorino 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 Haikasoru edition features the previously untranslated bonus novelette, Morino s Souvenir Photo.
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From Wiki: GOTH (ゴス Gosu) is a Japanese horror novel written by Otsuichi about two high school students fascinated by murder. The novel won the Honkaku Mystery Award in 2003. It was adapted into a manga by Kendi Oiwa.------------------------------------------------------------------------The version I read actually comprises six short stories and a bonus novelette. All feature the same two protagonists. There is a bit of magic realism involved (explained in the afterword), as the female prot [...]
Goth is a collection of stories revolving around a pair of teen-aged sociopaths. Morino and her classmate have no discernible emotions and a fascination with death and violent crime, and investigate it whenever such an incident comes their way. But they have no interest in stopping the criminals, nor assisting law enforcement. They do so only to sate their own curiosity. I probably don't need to mention at this point that the protagonists (if you could call them that) are not a likeable duo, but [...]
One of the darkest books I've read thus far.This is not a novel, but contains 7 short stories (non-linear). I was hooked after reading the first story, and as each progresses, it gets darker/more intense.Two high school students investigate gruesome murders occurring in their town, not in an attempt to stop the murders from occurring, but because they are fascinated by psychopaths and can relate to them. These stories put you in the shoes of both the narrator and the murderers.Each story was fan [...]
I would give 3.5/5 or may be 4/5Its hard to rate this book. The progress in the creepiness was evident. I believe the author got mature in his writing. The last few stories were more creepy than the first few. I thought Morino would be the central character, but as it turns out she is more human than Itsuki and this is a bit misleading.As it says GOTH, it is justified, but it is not graphic in its crime scenes. Also, there are few things missing. I wanted to know badly about the way the girl in [...]
In the mood for something dark or something twisted? Want to delve into the minds of human monsters whom we call serial killers? Than step on up and take a bite out of this book because you are going to love it.In a methodical, yet very readable writing style, Otsuichi works his magic and brings this gruesome world to life. I really enjoyed the multiple viewpoints from the different narrators, and all the twists this led to. Plus, Otsuichi doesn't hide from violence or the dark natures of these [...]
2.5 stars Goth is a collection of short horror stories that tie together, but at the same time don't. They can be read out of order, but I wouldn't advise it because there are teeny tiny details that will slip.I feel really harsh giving 2.5 stars, but I really didn't quite enjoy reading this. I loved the idea of it, and I loved the content of the stories that were told. On the other hand, I hated the narrative. I hated how it was written and the voice. It was boring. The writing was too simple a [...]
Morino and her only friend, although being that both of them are, basically, Sociopaths and therefore don't have 'friends' bond over the fact that they are fascinated with murder and understanding the people who commit them. Lucky for them, if no one else, the area they live in seems to be a magnet for this type of activity and Morino, as her friend puts it, appears to emit pheromones that attract Killers to her and this book is a collection of stories featuring these characters and how while fo [...]
Japanese horror is so crazy amazing! Horrific acts written from perspectives that remind you that these are other human beings performing them, and that ironically it is committing these acts that allow them to feel human.
When one seeks for shock, horror, and gore, Japanese literature is never to be missed. It is home of peculiar pop cultures, ranging from long-haired crawling ghosts to dark forests populated by hanging corpses. In Goth by Otsuichi, the three elements in speculative fiction mentioned above are relentless. Each chapter shocks, horrifies, and gores the reader with a breathtaking story. It is a collection of short fiction, but every single one of them is set in the same town (or should I say, the sa [...]
The blurb would have you believe that Goth is a novel about a young girl who is obsessed with tracking down serial killers and understanding them. That's only part right. What it actually is, is a series of short stories that happen to have the same two characters tying everything together. There's no overarching plot, no Pulp Fiction style interweaving of story threads, just appearances from our two lead characters.Taken as they are, the short stories are all fairly decent. They're quite intere [...]
Wow, I can't even begin to discuss how good this book was. It's really interesting and there would be so many times that you'd think you know what's going to happen and then something else happens—something else entirely, something that you probably didn't even see coming.It was really quite morbid, so that's something to think about if you want to read this book. But I can tell you that if you do decide to read this, it will be very much worth it. Goth follows Morino, a strange girl with a st [...]
Goth has 6 intriguing, enthralling, chilling short stories. They all interconnect to form one narrative about the two protagonists. The first 5 were amazing. Goth was, as the back of the book says, about two high schoolers who were interested in serial killers. Throughout the book, they did exactly that. The male protagonist had a knack for finding the serial killers, making Goth feel like a mystery book (which is why it won he Honkaku Mystery award). The female protagonist often runs into the s [...]
This book is very bizarre and one of those novels done a disservice by its back cover blurb, which really misses the point. Essentially this is a collection of short stories about two high school kids who live in a town that happens to have a lot of weirdos and serial killers. (It's a conceit you just have to accept.)Anyway, the two misfit teensare drawn to each other through there interest in the macabre, and each story involves one or the other or both of them getting involved in these crimes [...]
I struggled with this a bit through the first half but really loved the second half. I didnt relish the abuse that was poured on people and tried to put my personal feelings aside and think of the quality of the stories. The first half of the book didnt do much for me but as I read I began to appreciate more and more the world that was being wove around Morino and her new friend. By the time I was reading story 5 I was totally absorbed and the plots and suspense thickened wonderfully.A series of [...]
I found the blurb on the back to be misleading. I thought Morino would be the main character and she manages to not be, still I loved this book (admittedly I skipped over “dog” because I can’t handle animal violence). The stories are all stand alone that involve the main character/narrator and his friend Morino. Morino seems to attract serial killers for some reason, but it doesn’t seem that fantastic a stretch. There’s some gore but not an overwhelming amount, it’s very creepy and s [...]
Don't be put off by the tacky title, this book is pretty gruesome. There were so many parts that made my stomach churn, but you can't stop reading. It's such an absorbing read and you honestly root for both Morino and the narrator to find some sort of light in the situation; you hold onto hope that they aren't as apathetic as they start out to be. I will also highly recommend reading both Afterwards by Otsuichi, as it adds another depth to the story. There is so much to be analyzed in the world [...]
This book was really disturbing. Each "chapter" is from the point of view of a different person, so it's sometimes hard to figure out who is actually narrating. And the "heroes" are almost as twisted as the villains. That being said, it's kind of hard to put this book down. It's grisly and disturbing, but you just can't look away. Each 'chapter' is basically a stand-alone short story. Characters and important points will be frequently reintroduced, so it is a little repetitive, but I get the fee [...]
I downloaded a sample of this on my Kindle a while ago and I was genuinely intrigued with what I read. This book isn't particularly scary but it has such a creepy vibe and honestly made me very uncomfortable. There's nothing supernatural or paranormal in the stories, it just deals with the horrible things humans can do and it just is presented so well. No matter how gruesome and dark it gets you just have to keep digging for more.
An episodic novel with a main character who isn't always in the front row. First, I got put off by the structure which I didn't expect. There are good parts here and there but overall I didn't really care too much for it. It sort of reminded The Horror World of Junji with a twisted main character involved in different standalone stories. I wouldn't recommend it.
It was a great read. Especially on rainy/cold nights. It was so vividly narrated which makes it more gripping and haunting. Goth is a compilation of disturbing and morbid crime stories. Warning: this book is morbid and at times, gruesome. Read at your own risk. It's not for the faint-hearted.
This is truly a creepy story that starts out as a murder mystery and slowly turns into a spooky thriller. The only thing I didn't like is that in some ways it's a little difficult to understand who was talking and when scenes would change. Other than that, it's a good read.
5/5 stars. Another amazing Japanese murder mystery. This time with short stories. I loved how Morino's friend was never mentioned by name throughout the whole book (never did get to know his name). It was creep, scary, dark, and the last short story, Voice (was my favorite), was nearly impossible to put down, I had to know who killed one of the characters. Morino's friend was the definition of a person with dissociative personality disorder; he doesn't care about anyone, very cold (not in temper [...]
This book wasn't at all what I expected it to be, but that isn't a bad thing! I thought it was going to be one long, continuous story about two clueless schoolkids who are edgelords and think they're really into dark, serial killer stuff, but when they finally come into contact with a serial killer, they realize it's a lot deeper and darker than they ever dreamed. But it's not! It's two kids (a guy and a girl) who are REAL dark and come into contact with an astounding variety of disturbed charac [...]
4.5 stars! Goth is a compilation of 6 unsettling and creepy stories all focusing on an unnamed narrator and his friend Morino, both obsessed with the grisly murders that seem to plague their town. I don't want to go into great detail about each of the stories. I really suggest that you go into them blind in order to get the most out of them. My personal favorites were Dog and Grave.These stories are downright disturbing and thrilling and had some of the most surprising twists that made me go "Wh [...]
First of all, this isn't a novel, but a series of short stories centered around two teenagers that are fascinated with gruesome cases that happen in their hometown. They investigate all these cases that are centered around quite disturbed individuals (going from mass murderers to dudes that have a thing for peoples hands and start chopping them off of random strangers), their motive not being catching the culprits but rather getting close to them and understanding their nature.I didn't hate this [...]
To start things off, this is definitely not just your typical thriller/suspense novels with murder cases after murder cases being thrown at the reader. On the contrary, because each story was originally written as a short story before being fused into one novel. This novel definitely brings its readers through a ride of different emotions through the unfolding of different stories. Also, another point worth noting would be the different perspectives writer has used in the start of every chapter. [...]
Reading Otsuichi's 'Goth' has the similar effect as driving by a crash on the highway, you want to look for carnage and are repulsed by the prospect at the same time. I base my evaluation of this short story on Otsuichi's 'Summer, Fireworks and My Corpse' a fascinating tale told from the aspect of a murder victim, and in my humble opinion, this collection of stories about a young man obsessed by murders exceeds expectations. Each story is unique, and I found it hard to put the book down. This is [...]
Two children, fascinated by death, find serial killers and pursue them. Not to stop them, but because murder is interesting. Pitch black, warped, entirely amoral, surprisingly fun. This is a great book of short stories. I give it four stars because occasionally the stories are manipulative in the sense that information is withheld or twisted to make for a surprise ending. All the same, the mood is amazing. Very dark, twisted, disturbing. It's not really done tongue in cheek. It's matter of fact [...]
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