Book Review: Venus in the Blind Spot

Venus in the Blind Spot

โ€œI wonder when it started. When did Mariko Shono start disappearing from view?”

Iโ€™m a HUGE Junji Ito fan, so I was pretty stoked when I got approved to review his new book on @netgalley! ๐•๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฆ๐•ค ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐”น๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•Š๐•ก๐• ๐•ฅ is a “best of” collection of creepy tales, presenting the most remarkable short works of Junji Itoโ€™s career, and featuring an adaptation of Rampo Edogawaโ€™s classic horror story “Human Chair” and fan favorite “The Enigma of Amigara Fault.” In a deluxe presentation with special color pages and color illustrations from his most recent long-form manga No Longer Human, every page invites readers to revel in a world of terror

Iโ€™m definitely an auto-read with everything Junji Ito. His ability to craft uniquely imaginative tales mixed with shocking imagery is unparalleled, and this particular collection is no different. Literally every single story has a concept or a series of images that are burned into my brain (in a good way) and Iโ€™ll never forget

What if someone started capturing groups of people and sewing their bodies together (hence my pic)? What if a woman every young man lusted after started disappearing from view? What if there was a person living inside your favorite chair? What if human-shaped holes suddenly appeared in the mountain, and you could go inside of them? All these horrifying questions and more are answered inside!

Rating: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Thank you to @netgalley for sending an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! This collection will be released on August 18, 2020 through @vizmedia

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๐Ÿ“Review of ๐•๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฆ๐•ค ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐”น๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•Š๐•ก๐• ๐•ฅ +++ โ€œ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฐ ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ?โ€ +++ Iโ€™m a HUGE Junji Ito fan, so I was pretty stoked when I got approved to review his new book on @netgalley! ๐•๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฆ๐•ค ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐”น๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•Š๐•ก๐• ๐•ฅ is a "best of" collection of creepy tales, presenting the most remarkable short works of Junji Itoโ€™s career, and featuring an adaptation of Rampo Edogawaโ€™s classic horror story "Human Chair" and fan favorite "The Enigma of Amigara Fault." In a deluxe presentation with special color pages and color illustrations from his most recent long-form manga No Longer Human, every page invites readers to revel in a world of terror Iโ€™m definitely an auto-read with everything Junji Ito. His ability to craft uniquely imaginative tales mixed with shocking imagery is unparalleled, and this particular collection is no different. Literally every single story has a concept or a series of images that are burned into my brain (in a good way) and Iโ€™ll never forget What if someone started capturing groups of people and sewing their bodies together (hence my pic)? What if a woman every young man lusted after started disappearing from view? What if there was a person living inside your favorite chair? What if human-shaped holes suddenly appeared in the mountain, and you could go inside of them? All these horrifying questions and more are answered inside! Rating: โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ Thank you to @netgalley for sending an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review! This collected will be released on August 18, 2020 through @vizmedia ๐Ÿงต ๐Ÿงต ๐Ÿงต ๐Ÿงต #readingvicariously #booknerd #bookporn #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booksarelife #booksaremagic #booklover #bookworm #book #books #bibliophile #reading #readerlife #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookreviewersofinstagram #venusintheblindspot #netgalley #junjiito

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