Killing stalking is basically a manhwa (which is a South Korean style of books) written by Koogi. It is a mixture of comedy and horror fiction. Killing stalking originally was released online in Japanese, English and of course Korean.
Reportedly it won the ₩100,000,000 Grand Prize Award at the Second Lezhin World Comics Contest. It had been published by Lezhin originally in the year 2016. The book has been rated 4.2 out of 5 by Goodreads’ critics.
Where can you read it?
An answer to that is a single word- Lezhin. Either you can download the mobile application, or else you may search for the website online. You will have to pay for it; however, every single penny that you pay comes back to you in the form of the goodness of this book.
Obviously, hard work demands the fruitful price, and so it isn’t free of cost. Besides, it isn’t really that expensive. Moreover, if you download the application you may get $3+ off on most of the bundles. Every episode costs 3 or less than 3 coins.
Lezhin updates it every single week and meticulously, probably the goodness of working with the artist of the comic reflects here. So by reading the comic on there, you’ll be able to access the entire content first and support the artist simultaneously! It’s the best and most convenient way to read it if you’re a fan of Koogi’s work.
More about Killing Stalking.
The gist of the book is~ “Yoon Bum, a scrawny, quiet boy, has a crush on one of the most popular and handsome guys in school, Sangwoo. One day, with Yoon Bum’s obsession toward Sangwoo reaching its peak, Yoon Bum decides to enter Sangwoo’s home. But what he sees inside is not the Sangwoo he had dreamed of. ”
That’s how it creates suspense and chill. It is a very interesting book which doesn’t fail to scare its readers. It’s basically dark, psychological horror which definitely is a very fascinating genre. The manhwa could be said to be infamous for the hate it has received, but strangely enough, it is not worth the hate.
Killing stalking features heavy violence, gore, and immensely flawed (but well written) characters. Also, the comic has an abusive gay relationship, which however is never romanticized or seen as healthy within the perspective of the manga. The only goal it has is to scare the readers and not build some relationships.
The only fault that seems to exist is in readers who try to fetishize the gay relationships irrespective of the circumstances. The character Yoonbum seems to make the readers sympathize with him and they tend to connect with it.
The best part about Killing Stalking is its dreaded suspense. The ending of every single chapter leaves the reader wanting more of it to be read. The plot of the story is quite engaging and tangles the reader in itself. This sort of a genre is not generally for everyone and thus this becomes the reason for the profound hatred that killing stalking receives.
Some people might call this book ‘sick’ but it sure is very captivating at the same time for them to read. Koogi knows how to engage the readers very well. It’s bizarre how the book has so many negative attributes yet it happens to be such an art. It is depressing, nauseating, negative and minds boggling. Yet, the book is too interesting to be left midway.
Killing stalking plays with your senses in darkness and explores the dark depths of the reader. It sure is dark and horrific, but the fascinating factor of the book tends to keep the reader wanting to flip to the next chapter over and over again. Being available online, the book is a must read for people who have a strong heart and keep an interest in dark psychological horror.
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