Halloween is over. But there’s still a month of fall left, and I, for one, am not quite ready to start celebrating the winter holidays just yet. So, join me in keeping the Halloween spirit alive a little longer by curling up with one of these 8 horror novel translations.
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerburg
First published in Swedish in 2004, Let the Right One In is a classic vampire novel that’s been made into a movie. If you haven’t read it yet, there’s no time like the present!
The Crimson Labyrinth by Yusuke Kishi
Translated from Japanese by Camellia Nieh
Did you like The Running Man? Then you’ll like this novel from Yusuke Kishi, in which unwitting contestants are forced to compete to survive the deadly Mars Labyrinth.
From The Hunger Games to Doctor Who, this premise has become quite common in our reality-TV obsessed era. But this is an especially well-done example, with 4.5 stars on Amazon and 3.7 stars on Goodreads.
And Unbound Worlds recommended it as one of the best novels for readers who are just beginning to dip their toes into Japanese horror.