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Grotesque, lurid crime novel with too much blather about psycho-sexual man-woman stuff and too much lingering on nastiest violence, as if it were thus proving something. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A Reader
This book is admittedly very dark, but it is truly wonderful. Kirino expose the unpleasant sides of normal women in bleak situations. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jessica Hensley
It is funny that my male friends who read this book said, "I cannot believe women can do such a thing," but I am sure we (women) can do that. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cecil Francis
Gruesome, gripping story, very well developed characters. Really appreciated reading this one.Published 5 months ago by Francipani
Absolutely my all time favorite crime novel of all time; I read the book when it first came out in 1997 in Chinese translation and I still take it out to read it from time to time. Read morePublished 5 months ago by karen chen
'Out' is both a thriller and a study in urban alienation seen from the viewpoint of four Japanese women who work the night shift in a food packaging factory. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Diogenes
Trigger warning: Rape, violence, gore
I have conflicting feelings on this one. Read more
Let’s start with a few descriptors from the blurbs on the cover: nervy, perverse, dark, gruesome, depressing, daring, disturbing, brutal, unsentimental, scathing, gutsy,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by James W. Fonseca
Natsuo Kirino has written a crime-mystery novel, OUT, that's about as brutal and hard-edged as anything I've ever read. Ms. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M.D. Kuehn