Goth: A Novel of Horror

Goth: A Novel of Horror
Goth: A Novel of Horror

English Title: Goth: A Novel of Horror
Japanese Title: ã‚´ã‚¹ â€“ “Goth”
Author: Otsuichi
Illustrator: N/A
Translator: Andrew Cunningham, Jocelyne Allen
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Original Run: 2002
English Run: 2009 (Tokyopop), 2015 (Haikasoru)
Volumes: 1 (2 for Japan’s paperback edition)
English Publisher: Tokyopop, Haikasoru (Viz Media)
Volumes Published in English: 1 (COMPLETE)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $11 — Kindle $8 — Nook $8

Synopsis: The novel contains a series of six short stories about two high school students: a boy who remains unnamed until late in the story, and a girl named Yoru Morino. Both share a similar interest in gruesome murders. While the stories were originally published in a single hardcover edition, they were later published in two bunko volumes. Tokyopop’s release follows the original one volume format.

Volume 1
Volume 1

Volume 1 (Tokyopop edition)
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Volume 1 (Haikasoru edition)
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Note: The Haikasoru edition includes the bonus novelette “Morino’s Souvenir Photo.”

Suggestions for Further Reading
Same Author (Otsuichi): Haikasoru novels (Zoo; Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse), Calling You, Faust (“F-sensei's Pocket,” “Where the Wind Blows”)

Note: The header image is from the manga adaptation, drawn by Kendi Oiwa. The original light novel does not include illustrations.

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    1. Okay, I’ve made a note of this in the entry. I needed to update this post anyways to include all the info regarding the new Haikasoru edition. :)

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