Uzumaki, Volume 1

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Viz Communications, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 208 pages
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Shortly after Shuichi Saito's father becomes obsessed with spirals -- snail shells, whirlpools, and man-made patterns -- he dies mysteriously, his body positioned in the shape of a twisted coil. Soon, the entire town is afflicted with a snail-like disease.

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User Review  - sarafwilliams - LibraryThing

WAIT WHAT? This series is so fucking great. In a town where everyone seems to be getting overly obsessed about spirals, the strangest things start happening. Starting from people being turned into ... Read full review

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User Review  - sarafwilliams - LibraryThing

WAIT WHAT? This series is so fucking great. In a town where everyone seems to be getting overly obsessed about spirals, the strangest things start happening. Starting from people being turned into ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Junji Ito debuted as a horror manga artist in 1987 with the first story in his successful Tomie series. Uzumaki, drawn from 1998 to 1999, was adapted into a live-action movie, which has been released in America by Viz Films and Tidepoint Pictures. It's influences include the classic manga artists Kazuo Umezu and Hideshi Hino, as well as authors Yasutaka Tsutsui and H.P. Lovecraft.

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