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Book Club  
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A boy whose father fell prey to a book which drives its readers to take their own lives, a girl who tries to protect the boy from meeting a similar fate, a forensic pathologist who cannot forgive herself for the death of a girlhood friend, a mysterious used-book store - The Book Club - that only deals with books about death and despair, and a suicide which was committed in the ancient Library of Alexandria are all inexplicably connected in this unusual Korean horror story.


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Reading Club

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.14-18 (end) by Evil Flowers over 5 years ago
v.2 c.13 by Evil Flowers over 5 years ago
v.2 c.12 by Evil Flowers over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 6.7 / 10.0 (65 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.68 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 26th 2017, 11:50pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Wink (Seoul Cultural)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Udon (1 Volume - Dropped)

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Weekly Pos #498 increased(+213)
Monthly Pos #1544 increased(+57)
3 Month Pos #2439 increased(+385)
6 Month Pos #3554 increased(+903)
Year Pos #4574 increased(+2017)

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On 231 wish lists
On 107 completed lists
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Not bad at all, despite the ratings   
Rating: 7.2 / 10.0
by calstine
January 15th, 2015, 1:18am
Unlike most horror stories, which rely solely on gore to provide "entertainment," the deaths in Book Club have a fairly intriguing mystery behind them that's revealed at an acceptable pace. The plot's not worthy of a good quality detective story, no, but it's interesting enough to save this manhwa from falling into the cesspit of mediocrity that is most of the horror genre. I was actually quite taken aback - in a good way - by the events in the last few chapters.

And I don't really get why VampireBanana's complaining about the characters' lack of emotion. They're about as emotional as the cast of a story of this nature can afford to be without descending into hysterics. No one reads horror for the realistic portrayal of people's reactions to unexpected deaths, after all.

... Last updated on January 15th, 2015, 1:26am
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Rating: N/A
by yume_no_kokoro
July 5th, 2010, 12:43am
is it completed yet?
its a good story, it gave me the creep!
seriously i'm gonna have to watch out with old books now, you can never be too careful!
the art is freaky, the story ok~ the horror is thrilling biggrin
i would continue it!
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I agree with the user too!   
Rating: N/A
by oneswtgrl
August 31st, 2007, 2:50pm
This reminds me of The Ring and The Grudge. One came out of a Television, and the Grudge came out of.............Now we got this manga where horror comes out of a book. It's stiff and dull character doesn't make me want to continue reading it. However, if artist do a psychological type of manga make sure it keeps the reader on the edge or their seats!!~
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Not bad but also not that interesting   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
August 25th, 2007, 6:48pm
The horror is really not bad, though a little lacking at times but it's also a pity that the characters are a little boring and too detached from one another. They tend to behave as though they don't really have any relations with one another. Though they claim to know one another, their feelings for one another are often superficial.

I'll say that the art is very pretty and gorgeous, though. So if you're into visual horror, then this will fill your needs. But if you're searching for something with more oomph, I'm sure there're many better titles out there.

... Last updated on April 27th, 2009, 3:43am
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