Halloween Week!

doggiesWelcome to Soliloquy in Blue’s first annual Halloween Week! Beginning on Sunday, October 25th and continuing through the big day, I’ll be posting daily (at least!) reviews of some spooky titles that I’ve been stockpiling for the occasion. Zombies, witches, vampires, and ghosts will reign all week in comics and novels alike! Overall, the tone will be a fairly lighthearted one—feel free to suggest some darker fare for next year—so I hope you’ll return often to enjoy the fun!

To get started, check out my review of volume one of Nightschool (Yen Press).

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  1. mark thorpe says

    Try Drifting Classroom if you haven’t already. Just be prepared to see images of small children die in horrible ways. But really, don’t let that bother you, it’s required reading for manga fans at this point.

    If your craving takes a turn for the strange, try Gyo, a great two volume yarn about dead fish and bad smells.

    Cat Eyed Boy is fun if you’re into freaks and disfigurement.

    Uzumaki has some good stuff to be seen, although I was disapointed in the pacing of the books.

    But if you’re feeling truly light hearted, you should dig a little deeper into Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. Sometimes disturbing, yes, but funny.

    • Thanks for the recommendations! I actually have a couple volumes of Drifting Classroom and all of Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, though I’ve only read the first volume so far.

      Dunno about the freaks and disfigurement, though. 🙂

  2. It’s unrealistic to expect you to read the Mysteries of Udolpho in time for this year, but do try to put in for next year. Even though I consider myself, as someone in the 21st century, above being spooked by 18th century gothic tales, a few parts of Udolpho managed to successfully terrify me (which is much more than I can say of the Castle of Otranto).

    Oh, and I second Drifting Classroom.


  1. […] Last year I asked for recommendations for future Halloween reading, and I’m happy to say I’ll be fulfilling two of them! My review of the gothic classic The Mysteries of Udolpho has already been posted to the site, and my take on the two-volume horror manga, Gyo, will be up tomorrow. Once again, if you’ve got any spooky suggestions for me, I’d love to hear them! After rereading last year’s comments, and reading Jason Thompson’s excellent piece on ANN, I’m thinking The Drifting Classroom has already secured a spot for next year. Michelle 25 October 2010 Features The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe: B- […]

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