On a remote and mysterious island, one man builds a playground of hedonistic excess - replete with waterfalls, grand palaces, and gardens - a backdrop for his decadent feasts, orgies, and dark secrets. Set in 1920s Japan, The Strange Tale of Panorama Island follows the twisted path of failed novelist Hitomi, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the son of a rich industrialist family. Hitomi learns of the rich man's sudden passing and creates a desperate plan. He fakes his own death, digs up and hides the other man's body, and then washes himself up starving on a beach near the home of the dead man's family. After successfully impersonating the now-dead son, Hitomi takes over all aspects of the industrialist's life, including his company, his fortune, and eventually his wife. The failed author soon redirects the family's wealth to his own perverse aims. A graphic novel based on the revered novella by Edogawa Rampo. Rampo was the godfather of Japanese pulp mysteries. Stunning artwork by master manga artist Suehiro Maruo deftly illustrates this Japanese pulp classic in fine detail. * 13th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for New ArtistCríticas:
"What's not to like about this book. ... The Strange Tale of Panorama Island is fittingly twisted, and an absolutely stunning piece of work to behold." -- Joseph Luster, Otaku USA
"Three stars." -- "Good OK Bad" (home of the 3-star review)
"A standout manga in terms of production, artistry, and storytelling, Strange Tale of Panorama Island is not to be missed for fans of adult, seinen, or horror manga.... Very highly recommended." -- The Fandom Post
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Descripción Last Gasp, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110867197773