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Gyo – Junji Ito

Blurb:
The floating smell of death hangs over the island. What is it? A strange, legged fish appears on the scene… So begins Tadashi and Kaori’s spiral into the horror and stench of the sea. Here is the creepiest masterpiece of horror manga ever from the creator of Uzumaki, Junji Ito. Hold your breath until all is revealed.

My Thoughts:
I was really looking forward to reading this book but wow it was very strange and it ended on a cliffhanger! I want to know what happened!

So we follow a couple, Kaori and Tadashi, on a holiday they suddenly start smelling a really gross smell and then they discover that the smell is coming from a fish which has legs and has started to follow them.
In the days following the news is full of coverage of aquatic animals with legs coming onto land and attacking people.

I don’t really know what I was expecting from my first experience of a Junji Ito book but I definitely wasn’t expecting this. It was so strange and creepy. What annoyed me about this book was that the ending was left open and ok yes we got answers about what was going on but there was no solution to the problem and why some people were immune.

I would definitely try another Junji Ito book though.

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