Also by this author: Goth
Published by Kaikasoru on Kaikasoru
Genres: Crime, Fiction, Horror, Japanese Literature, Mystery, Serial Killer, Short Story
Two short novels, including the title story and Black Fairy Tale, plus a bonus short story. Summer is a simple story of a nine-year-old girl who dies while on summer vacation. While her youthful killers try to hide her body, she tells us the story--from the point of view of her dead body--of the childrens' attempt to get away with murder.Amazon •
Black Fairy Tale is classic J-horror: a young girl loses an eye in an accident, but receives a transplant. Now she can see again, astonishingly what she sees out of her new left eye is the experiences and memories of its previous owner. Its previous deceased owner.
Mature-Content Rating: Violence, Underage Violence, Gore
This book consists of three stories: Summer, Fireworks, and my Corpse; Yuko, and Black Fairy Tale.
The title story- Summer, Fireworks, and my Corpse- follows the body of a young girl, whom also happens to be our narrator. The reader sees and hears what she hears and sees as her body is hidden and moved several times. Sometimes it is through small slits in wood, listening in as police stand over her body. Suspenseful, huh? It was more creepy then horror, as much J-horror tends to be, and has a really nice(?) creepy ending.
Yuko is a short story that’s a major creeper alert. A housekeeper comes to a mansion to help out a husband and his ill wife. The husband doesn’t allow her to enter the bedroom and she never interacts with the wife, and eventually starts expecting the wife doesn’t exist. I’ll tell you right now, as soon as you think you have this short story figured out, there’s yet another twist thrown at you. You might flip back pages a few times to make sure you got the entire story straight.
Black Fairy Tale is the longest, but it’s more like three intertwined stories in one. It also gains an eleven on the creepy factor scale. The first part of the story is about a little blind girl waiting for a surgery that’s supposed to help her to see, and a raven that brings her eyes that lets her see the memories of its former owners. The second story follows a girl that had an eye transplant and sees the memories of the former owner, and follows a mystery surrounding it all. The third story is where it gets really strange and I can’t dive in it too deep without giving away spoilers, but it continues straight from the second story. I do have to warn you that this is where most people will cringe at the gore and it’s not for the lighthearted.