The Girl from the Well

by Rin Chupeco | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 140229218X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingDove-i-Libriwing of Cape Coral, Florida USA on 11/7/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDove-i-Libriwing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, November 7, 2015
I had the original hardcover here in the house, but traded it with a young friend who had the paperback version. Registering it to send along to a friend after I finish reading it.
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Editorial Review:
Publishers Weekly
★ 06/16/2014
"... Chupeco makes a powerful debut with this unsettling ghost story, drawing from the same ancient Japanese legend that inspired The Ring and other horror pieces. Okiku is a vengeful spirit who wanders the world, tracking down those who abuse and murder children, killing them to free their victims’ souls. When Okiku encounters 15-year-old Tark Halloway, she discovers that he’s haunted by a terrifying spirit who is capable of great violence. Okiku has dispassionately existed only to take vengeance, and the unexpected fondness she develops for Tark and his cousin Callie eventually takes them to Japan, where Okiku confronts her own tragic origin and sees a chance to rid Tark of his demon.

Told in a marvelously disjointed fashion from Okiku’s numbers-obsessed point of view, this story unfolds with creepy imagery and an intimate appreciation for Japanese horror, myth, and legend. The tropes Chupeco invokes will be familiar to any fan of J-horror, but the execution is spine-tingling, relying more on cinematic cuts than outright gore ...
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Journal Entry 2 by wingDove-i-Libriwing at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, December 14, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (12/14/2015 UTC) at A fellow BookCrosser, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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The book was a bit more ANIME than I thought it would be, and it turned out that I didn't enjoy it much for that reason. I'm wondering if my friend Hostile17, who likes to read dark mysteries and horror-thrillers, might like this.

On its way to Osgood, IN. ☺ Happy Traveling, Book! ☺

Journal Entry 3 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Thursday, December 24, 2015
Received today.
Very excited to start this ... I may have to put a few others on hold so I can dive right in!
Thank you very much for thinking of me.

Journal Entry 4 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Monday, May 1, 2017
This book had all of the elements needed to be combined into an excellent horror story but the writing style doesn't flow ... it gurgles. (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Journal Entry 5 by book_drunkard at Otherworldly Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, June 2, 2017

Released 5 yrs ago (6/2/2017 UTC) at Otherworldly Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Off on a trip in the Otherworldly Bookbox.

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