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Started 09/12/2008 20:44:30 by Flamin Yahoo. Topic has 11 reply(s).

Flamin Yahoo

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Ring
#1 Posted 09/12/2008 20:44:30
Ring

Ring
Koji Suzuki

I read Ring recently and thought it was fantastic! The first couple of chapters were terrifying, though the rest of the novel became a suspenseful detective novel! All in all quite enjoyable. I have read up a bit about the sequels, Spiral and Loop, but people don't seem to rave about them as much. Has anyone got any recommendations for me for anything like Ring?

 

eternity

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#2 Posted 09/12/2008 20:46:04

No recommendations, but I've been wanting to read Ring for ages! I really want to fill in the gaps left by the films! Don't know if it does, but I hope so.

Edited: addition (09/12/2008 20:46:31) 

Flamin Yahoo

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#3 Posted 11/12/2008 13:39:53

The book is really quite different to the films, but has lots of elements of them in there. It really is like a suspenseful thriller. Def worth a read! A good translation too (recently read Battle Royal and it was awful....stick with the film on that one!)

 

stupot

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#4 Posted 11/12/2008 20:33:43

Did the film come before the book or the other way round. Thought the film was very scary, may check the book out.

 

eternity

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#5 Posted 12/12/2008 22:47:46

Book came before the film in this case.

 

Kell

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#6 Posted 23/01/2009 09:23:28

I just started reading this - I'm a few chapters in but no scares so far. However, I AM enjoying it. :)

 

Kell

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#7 Posted 13/02/2009 07:32:47

I finished Ring and have to agree it's rather chilling - not one to read at night before bed unless you don;t mind having disturbing dreams!

 

vikki1

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Re:Ring
#8 Posted 13/02/2009 09:06:04

I really enjoyed it as well. I have disturbing dreams without reading scary books so it didn't bother me.

 

PeteKent88

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#9 Posted 01/06/2009 06:35:24

I think I read Ring a while ago but I can't remember anything of it. I might read it again soon as I haven't read a mega scary book for a long time.

 

David38

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#10 Posted 03/02/2010 09:09:41
Dark Water

Dark Water
Koji Suzuki

i can recomend spiral and loop. They form a perfect trilogy. But do be warned as each book is very different. You will not bealive where loop heads off to!!

you should also try Koji Suzuki's collection of shorts -"Dark Water" well worth a look.

 

armchair artist

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#11 Posted 18/07/2010 13:53:08

I'd recommend "The Grudge",it's in the same vein.

 

yamatekko

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#12 Posted 18/08/2010 11:26:34

Hi. There is a book called "Birthday(ISBN 978-1932234824, 2007) by the same author. It consists of spin-off stories sprouted from the trilogy. I will recommend this if you would like to stay in that chilling world.
His latest science horror "Edge" published in 2008 in Japanese. Not sure its English translation is happening as it did not get a great review.
Hope this helps.