In Reading Mode: A Japanese American Psycho

On the back cover, this book is said to be a American Psycho Japanese. True, but much blacker and bloodier.

Seiji Hasumi teaches English at a private high school near Tokyo. Apparently, he’s really the most brilliant of teachers: he’s young, cool, cute, dynamic, friendly, and whatever happens, he always knows what to say or what to do. In short, all teenagers love it almost unconditionally.

All ? No, not quite. Reika, one of his students, does not trust him at all.

Even that she is downright afraid of him. And she is right because under the exterior of an ideal teacher, Hasumi is actually a dangerous psychopath as brilliant as devious. And unfortunately for Reika and her classmates, it will end up giving us a great insight.

Watch out, not for the faint-hearted !

Completely devoid of empathy, Hasumi understood as a teenager that there was a very simple way to solve most problems: eliminate their source. Which, more concretely, has already resulted in dozens of carefully orchestrated murders camouflaged as accidents or suicides.

The novel starts quietly, the time to become familiar with the plethora of characters whose names are terribly Japanese – understand here a little difficult to memorize! Then, as soon as we begin to grasp how twisted Hasumi can be, the latter will kick into high gear.

Might as well warn you right away, it’s squirting all over the place and we’re diving into a nightmare. Because even more violent than the Patrick Bateman ofAmerican PsychoHasumi will stop at nothing to make us shudder in horror and keep us in suspense until the last page.

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In Reading Mode: A Japanese American Psycho