|Ok. I haven't read any of his later works so maybe I'll try them.
Here's the description of the books, according to the characters in the manga:
Reading Kei-san's novels gave me the feeling of being in darkness. Like a vivid scream...I wasn't able to read it to the end.
...Mizushima-kun's debut story...After I read it, I became sick. A scream without a voice...this darkness that seemed to sink into the body...
If he keeps writing like this...I thought that he'll go insane and die.
Embracing a solitude that felt like it would cut me in two...everday, I would just wait for the time to pass. What I remember from that time is that, as I fell into the darkness of sorrow, the scenery that passed by was so beautiful. Kei-san's books are filled with that kind of quiet beauty.
A lot of his books depicted a dark world, like having your feet stuck in a bottomless swamp.
[sensei's old books] were like drifting through an endless darkness.
I've never felt anything like it. It's like the spirit grates across each sentence.
His themes are insanity and solitude. So those who get hooked, get hooked.
They're stories that dig into your heart mercilessly, like a string right before it snaps.
A sense of hate that makes one want to trample all over it and a purity that's almost sacred, blended brilliantly with insanity and the solitude at its root.
A scream? A wish? The string of words were so painstakingly chosen froze my spine and took control of my entire body.
It was like listening to the nightmares of a crazy person.
And opinions of the fanatic characters:
It's so honest that it's not honest. Right, right. Like it's so pure, it's actually perverted. Ohhh, it sinks and drowns and gets more and more hopeless.
And it's grotesque but beautiful.
But it's fanatical, it was like, has he given up on everything?
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