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Met een van doodsangst vertrokken gezicht Zijn onderzoek leidt naar een vakantiepark waar de vier precies een week voor hun dood gezamenlijk een videoband hebben bekeken This review is for the hardcover edition The books dust wrapper is this plasticacetate cover and the end flaps are impossible to read when removed from the book

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Ringu リング

Eerst sterft er één meisje dan blijkt een vriend van haar ook te zijn omgekomen De doodsoorzaak is in beide gevallen een hartaanval Wanneer er nog een twee dode tieners I ll start with the things I liked about this book 1 The story was very interesting and I found Sadako and her family very fascinating and I enjoyed learning about them along with the protagonists 2 I found it very refreshing and surprising that the main protagonist was a man womenteenage girls are generally the most common and most popular for horror and both the movies featured a woman so I didn t expect it to be a man in the book 3 I enjoyed reading about how the protagonists figured things out and I liked the way the mystery was explored4 I thought the story was cleverly written and it had the right amount of tension and suspense to keep me reading onNow for the things I wasn t so keen on 1 This one is to do with myself really and that is that I went into this book with pretty high expectations I had heard that it was very scary and therefore I was expecting to be scared and for it to focus on horror This isn t the case At least not for me I know I m fairly desensitised due to the amount of horror and true crime that I read and watch yet even so I didn t think that any of the book was scary There were parts that were very creepy and eerie and don t get me wrong they were very good but there wasn t one part of this book that scared me to the level that I was expecting This book read to me like a murder mystery than a horror which is a genre I usually love but I went into this book looking for some good scary fun and I just didn t get it 2 This I imagine is probably mostly due to the fact that I had seen both the Japanese and the American versions of the film of this book prior to reading it but there was only one part of the book that surprised me I could see all the other plot twists and surprises coming from a mile away The only one that did surprise me was one that I m sure wasn t included in either movie and honestly I think it was better that they left it out It was a ridiculous plot point which served absolutely no purpose to the overall story view spoiler I can t remember the name that was used for it but it was some kind of medical thing where women have testicles and apparently every woman that has it is for some reason beautiful Please This was basically then used for some weird transphobia stuff about him not being able to decide if she was technically a she then as she had balls but then he basically decided he didn t care because of how beautiful she was The story could ve done without all that hide spoiler

REVIEW Ringu リング

Worden gevonden komt journalist Kazuyuki Asakawa bij toeval achter het verband tussen de sterfgevallen De jongeren zijn alle vier op precies hetzelfde tijdstip gestorven During a solo workstudy trip to Ireland in fall of 2000 I was out one dusky evening exploring the cobble stoned lanes of Dublin s City Centre when I stumbled upon the entrance to the Irish Film Institute movie house Excited I shyly stuck my head inside the front door I felt a little bit like Alice discovering the rabbit hole Hanging on the wall to my left as I walked inside was this movie posterRemember this would have been before the deluge of Asian horror and the numerous American re makes found its way to Western audiences I had never heard of such a movie All I knew is that the image on the poster ran a cold shiver of dread down my spine Turns out the Institute was screening a double feature that night of the original Japanese film version of this book called Ringu followed by its seuel How could I resist such a temptation I could not and bought my tickets immediately I had never ever experienced anything like it to that point and it scared the pee out of me Later I would return to the hostel where I was staying to find the staff had relocated me to the very top floor in a room all by myself Everything creaked and groaned in that place and to say I had an uneasy night of sleep would be putting it very politely Even though this book is the source material for a game changing must be experienced horror film I cannot give it the same high marks There is definitely something lost in translation The prose is stilted and restrained in places not doing its part to build upon the dread and tension the subject matter deserves It feels a bit dated and old fashioned and to be blunt sexist in a way that kept me out of the story No woman is treated very well in this novel and I hated the way Asakawa speaks to his wifeWhile there is an indisputable vibe of disuiet Suzuki s book is much focused on communicating the details of the unraveling mystery making it a plot driven whodunit piece than a sensory onslaught ghost story If I had not seen the movies first I would imagine the aspects of the mystery would have kept me uite riveted It is a fascinating case after all and the way Asakawa and his friend Ryuji systematically follow a series of clues uncovering the tape s origin and purpose is compelling But I had seen the movies first so there was no big reveal for me and I was a little impatient at times at how long Suzuki was drawing out some of the investigationHaving said that I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of the series Suzuki obviously has a larger vision for his story that goes beyond what has been captured on film I m keen to discover what surprises completing the trilogy will bring I highly recommend the American film version as well


10 thoughts on “Ringu リング

  1. says:

    I'll start with the things I liked about this book 1 The story was very interesting and I found Sadako and her family very fascinating and I enjoyed learning about them along with the protagonists 2 I found it very refreshing and surprising that the main protagonist was a man womenteenage girls are generally the most co

  2. says:

    The blurbs tell us the author has been called the Stephen King of Japan where he is famous Many of his books including this one have been turned into movies and even video games He is a bit like Stephen King in his blend of fantasy horror and mysteryThe basic story is that a journalist discovers that four young people two girls two boys died separately and suddenly within a day for no good reason They were of college age and all perfectl

  3. says:

    One of the few times in my life I can legitimately say that the movie was better than the book Oh and in case you're wondering I like the American and Japanese versions eually I do however like the Japanese seuel than the American seuelWhere did this go wrong Well I was enjoying this one until the introduction of the best friend Ryuji the Rapist I don't think it matters that Ryuji the Rapist might have been lying about his past Just having

  4. says:

    I found this book in a lonely mountainside cabin nah only kidding It was £1 in a bargain basement book sale so who could say no to that It went onto the frankly vertiginous and ridiculous pile of books behind the sofa and was forgotten about for sometime Then a few days ago I was working on a site in the form

  5. says:

    The hit movie The Ring starring Naomi Watts is based off a Japanese movie called Ringu ring in Japanese and Ringu is based off of Koji Suzuki's novel Ring Most people probably know this story from the former two sources but I thought Ring the book was excellent in its own right The book is billed as a horror novel but it's not I found it was

  6. says:

    During a solo workstudy trip to Ireland in fall of 2000 I was out one dusky evening exploring the cobble stoned lanes of D

  7. says:

    First off I want to say that English is not my mother tongue I try my best to avoid mistakes but I’m sure the

  8. says:

    This review is for the hardcover edition The books' dust wrapper is this plasticacetate cover and the end flaps are impossible to read when removed from the book

  9. says:

    the newest chinese interpretation of the title is 環界 void of circle not ring or bell or whateversaid it's the

  10. says:

    One of the few times where I've thought 'the movie was better'

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