Tag Archives: Capsule

The Woman Trapped in the Painting – My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox, Part 1

This time around, our new series will focus on Jeongeun and Miran Hong’s My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox (홍정은 & 홍미란의”내 여자친구는 구미호”). The TV show was written by the famous Hong sisters, but the novel was ghost written … Continue reading

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Mai’s Dream of the Secret Room – The Bloody Labyrinth, Part 4

This time we finish our look at Fuyumi Ono’s horror novel, The Bloody Labyrinth (小野不由美の“鲜血の迷宮”). Chapter 6 begins with another report from Madoka Mori to Shibuya’s research team. They conclude that Mr. Atsugi didn’t leave the house when he disappeared. … Continue reading

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A Séance By Candlelight – The Bloody Labyrinth, Part 3

This time we continue our look at Fuyumi Ono’s horror novel, The Bloody Labyrinth (小野不由美の“鲜血の迷宮”). Chapter 4 is when things really start to get good. That night at 9PM, everyone gathers in a little room near the dining room, and … Continue reading

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The Rambling House & A Few Mysterious Disappearances – The Bloody Labyrinth, Part 2

This time we continue our look at Fuyumi Ono’s horror novel, The Bloody Labyrinth (小野不由美の“鲜血の迷宮”). I went back and looked at a few episodes of the anime covering this story arc, and it goes very fast and cuts out a … Continue reading

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An Interfaith Team of Exorcists – The Bloody Labyrinth, Part 1

Out next book is book 5 of the Japanese horror novel series, Ghost Hunt by Fuyumi Ono, called The Bloody Labyrinth (小野不由美の“鲜血の迷宮”). This book has not been translated into English that I know of, though the series has been made … Continue reading

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After Death, Their Souls Turn Into Butterflies – Dark Witch, Part 2

This time we continue our look at a novel from the detective series featuring female coroner Mia Song, Dark Witch by Erica Li Min and Atushuoli (《黑夜女巫》李敏,阿圖說力合著). Chapter 4 is the first glimpse we get of Mia Song, who is … Continue reading

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The Estate of Eternal Youth – Dark Witch, Part 1

This time we start a new novel, one of the installments in a detective series about female medical examiner Mia Song. The novel we’re looking at for this series is Dark Witch by Erica Li Min and Atushuoli (《黑夜女巫》李敏,阿圖說力合著), which … Continue reading

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Maupassant at the Morgue and a Cat Named Quasimodo – Jin Lee, Part 5

This time we’ll finish up part 3 of Kyung-sook Shin’s historical novel, Jin Lee (신경숙의《리진》). We only got through chapter 1 last time, and there are five more chapters remaining in this section. Chapter 2 is “A Feather Pen and … Continue reading

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The Literary Salon in Le Bon Marché Department Store – Jin Lee, Part 4

This week, we’ll finish up volume 1 of Kyung-sook Shin’s historical novel, Jin Lee (신경숙의《리진》) and move on to volume 2 of the book series. One thing of note about East Asian novels is that, unlike in the US where … Continue reading

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Dinner at the French Legation with Coq au Vin and Berlioz – Jin Lee, Part 3

Part 2 of Kyung-sook Shin’s historical novel, Jin Lee (신경숙의《리진》) has six chapters and runs for more than 200 pages. The structure of this section is quite a departure from Part 1. Each chapter has a letter from Collin de … Continue reading

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