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The Inspiration for the New Major Motion Picture RINGS

A mysterious videotape warns that the viewer will die in one week unless a certain, unspecified act is performed. Exactly one week after watching the tape, four teenagers die one after another of heart failure.

Asakawa, a hardworking journalist, is intrigued by his niece's inexplicable death. His investigation leads him from a metropolitan tokyo teeming with modern society's fears to a rural Japan--a mountain resort, a volcanic island, and a countryside clinic--haunted by the past. His attempt to solve the tape's mystery before it's too late--for everyone--assumes an increasingly deadly urgency. Ring is a chillingly told horror story, a masterfully suspenseful mystery, and post-modern trip.

The success of Koji Suzuki's novel the Ring has lead to manga, television and film adaptations in Japan, Korea, and the U.S.
Publisher: New York : Vertical, c2004.
Edition: First pbk. edition
ISBN: 9781932234411
Branch Call Number: HORROR SUZUKI K
Characteristics: 282 pages ; 21 cm.


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(Challenge #1: Read a horror book.) The novel that the movie "The Ring" was inspired by - follows Asakawa, a hardworking journalist, as he investigates his niece's death. Not as frightening as the movie, but still chilling.

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Dec 03, 2010

This book is great. It can be a little weird at times, but I think that is just because it was translated over from Japanese. It isn't scary really, and nothing like the movie here in America. So if you want to read it, don't worry, not much is going to be spoiled for you!


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Dec 03, 2010

AutumnStar thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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