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Manga Review: Uzumaki, Vol 1 by Juinji Ito

Uzumaki, Vol. 1 by Junji Ito
Series: Uzumaki #1
Genre: Horror | Manga
Length: 208 pages
Deluxe edition published on 15th October 2015 by Viz Media
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Junji Ito: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Purchased for myself, second hand, from Amazon

Synopsis:
Shortly after Shuichi Saito’s father becomes obsessed with spirals — snail shells, whirlpools, and man-made patterns — he dies mysteriously, his body positioned in the shape of a twisted coil. Soon, the entire town is afflicted with a snail-like disease.

I ordered this book second hand off amazon. I’ve since let my dad and my boyfriend read this book and they have both agreed with me how weird and awesome this is.

Once it arrived I picked it up and didn’t put it down again until I had completed it.

This manga is far from ordinary and certainly puts a spin of things. Ha.

I can’t begin to describe how much I loved this book and how eager I am to get my hands on the other volumes.

The art work is beautiful and disgusting.

Uzumaki is about a town that essentially is plagued with spirals. Spirals are everywhere. Overtaking, engulfing, and evolving.

Junji Ito is clearly a master at horror and I will read anything by him.

4.5 stars / 5 stars

I will continue to read this series once I get my hands on the next copies.

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