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Real books written in Kei's style

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11:10 pm, Aug 28 2010
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The description of Kei's writing style has made me really curious. Do you know of any books/novels written in his style?

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11:51 pm, Aug 28 2010
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Stephen King maybe?
I heard that after surviving a terrible accident, his books became much darker(haven't actually read any myself yet -_-)...

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12:55 am, Aug 29 2010
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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 laugh 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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11:56 am, Aug 2 2011
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I know not of such books, yet I would be curious to learn about them.

However, I suspect that he'd probably be somewhat influenced by certain Japanese literary works which are all dark and even morbid, often dealing with suicide, self-mutilation, tragedy, depression, psychology, psychiatry, nihilism, sexuality, decadency, etc. I can only think of Aoi no Bungaku(the anime) 'cos I can't read Japanese. It seems quite a few works created at the beginning of this century (1900s and beyond?) contained such themes.

I guess you can think of Western literature that deals with nihilism too. Unfortunately, I'm not that interested in nihilism so I can't recommend anything.

You might want to look for a work which brings out the darkness in the reader's heart and envelopes them in constant fear, loathing, sadness, anger, hatred, etc. bigrazz

And then, you also have the erotic grotesque nonsensu movement. I mention "eroguro" 'cos the author of this manga mentioned the terms "erotic grotesque" in 1 to 2 panels when the literary circle was first introduced.

However, warning! Quite a bit of ero-guro works are quite mature though they don't have to be violent or gory, in order to qualify as eroguro. They just have to be any of these: dark, twisted, perverse, strange, etc.

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5:14 pm, Dec 31 2012
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Sorry for reviving old post.

I really want to read that type of book too. I start to wish that he's real just just for the sake of reading his work.

As for the real version of his old work, I think Ozamu Dazai's Ningen Shikkaku would have the same feeling. I still haven't read it yet, but from the summary and review about Ningen Shikkaku I think its pretty close. As for "Hana", it think it would be like Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan. The story is really different, but I think the general feeling would be the same.

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