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Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination | Edogawa Rampo
This collection of mystery and horror stories is regarded as Japan's answer to Edgar Allan Poe. Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination, the first volume of its kind translated into English, is written with the quick tempo of the West but rich with the fantasy of the East. These nine bloodcurdling, chilling tales present a genre of literature largely unknown to readers outside Japan, including the strange story of a quadruple amputee and his perverse wife; the record of a man who creates a mysterious chamber of mirrors and discovers hidden pleasures within; the morbid confession of a maniac who envisions a career of foolproof "psychological" murders; and the bizarre tale of a chair-maker who buries himself inside an armchair and enjoys the sordid "loves" of the women who sit on his handiwork. Lucid and packed with suspense, Edogawa Rampo's stories found in Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination have enthralled Japanese readers for over half a century. Mystery stories include: The Human Chair The Caterpillar Two Crippled Men The Traveler with the Pasted Rag Picture
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#curiouscovers #redandwhite Some titles from the old stash

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Decent read. I can see why he named himself after E. A. Poe. My favourite story was The Psychological Test. A quick, easy read. 3 star

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Starting this book!

Billypar Hope these are as good as the wonderfully creepy cover! 👁️ 3y
swatreads @Billypar Yes the creepy cover was what drew me to it!! 3y
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For some reason (maybe because of the cover) I expected this to be creepier. But I‘m actually glad it wasn‘t as I‘m easily scared anyway😂 it were a few pleasant short stories, not very fast paced (a certain slowness is typical for japanese literature and movies as well I found) but intriguing nontheless 4/5⭐️

Faibka Added to my list! 4y
perfectsinner Just started 3y
ju.ca.no @perfectsinner enjoy! I hope you‘ll like it! 3y
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Trainride reading😊I‘m finally starting this book, been looking foward to it for quite some time and am very ready to dive in know😍
I thought the blackness in the tunnel was quite fitting 😂

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Current read 👻🙈

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This is my new favorite book! It is exactly why I love Japanese horror. I mean, what if someone was hiding in your favorite chair? He watched you and took extreme pleasure in you sitting in the chair but at night emerged from his hiding place to rummage through your home? Brilliant and creepy as hell. I need to find like 100 more of these books!

rohit-sawant I've been meaning to read this for so long! 5y
ju.ca.no ooh that sounds intriguing 😍 seems like I need this book😅 5y
DiruVamp Oh this is right up my alley!! 5y
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Cathythoughts Hmmmm sounds interesting 5y
quirkyreader Try and find books by Lafcadio Hearn. He translated many stories into English. One of his best known translations was Kawadian. And I loved his translation of "The Snow Madien". 5y
MrBook Check your email @JoeStalksBeck 😎! 5y
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