Sunday, January 19, 2014
Uzumaki: Vol 3 by Junji Ito
Uzumaki means Spiral and this whole story centers around a town plagued and gone mad by the appearance of spirals. It eventually enters everyone and they begin doing things like turning into giant snails, or contorting their bodies into grotesque spiral shapes. Uzumaki like all Ito stories is horrifying and as is typically common, hinges on mass hysteria leaving on character solely sane and hell-bent on escaping the madness.
I'm taking some time off school to reflect, wind-down and focus on my work. I work full-time so school tends to be an added stress on top of an already full week. Ito is exactly the type of thing I like to curl up and read. Loose myself in the obscene.