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Fraction

Fraction

Alternative Titles

Japanese: フラクション

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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: 2009
Authors: Kago, Shintarou (Story & Art)
Serialization: None

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Score: 7.151 (scored by 603 users)
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Ranked: #71612
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Popularity: #4384
Members: 1,500
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MangaKago, Shintarou (Story & Art)
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Synopsis

The first half of the book is made up by the titular story, a serial killer thriller that gets all kinds of meta and crazy as it progresses. The second half of the book consists of a short interview with Kago (and Ryuichi Kasumi, a Japanese crime fiction writer) and a number of short stories.

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czxcjx
Dec 12, 2014
Shintaro Kago is many things. Like Godard he’s a jester of form. Like Bataille he’s a notorious poetic pervert. Like Rabelais he’s a defecatory satirist. Like Ligotti he reveals the monstrous behind the mundane.

In fact Fraction’s clearest parallel is to Ligotti’s Notes on the Writing of Horror. Both are stories that are also metafictional treatises on how to write fiction, and eventually both end with a blurring of the story and the treatise.

One of Kago’s main conceits is playing with frame. His art style, as expected of an underground comix style writer, is very loose and unperfected, which means that he has to develop read more
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