Tokyo, oggi. Quattro ragazzi muoiono nello stesso giorno, improvvisamente, stroncati da un infarto. La perfetta sincronia della loro fine insospettisce la giornalista Asakawa, che decide di indagare. Gli adolescenti si conoscevano bene e avevano trascorso assieme una breve vacanza durante la quale avevano guardato un'inquietante videocassetta con immagini apparentemente senza senso e un terribile messaggio: Adesso che avete visto queste immagini, siete condannati a morire... tra una settimana. Se non volete morire, dovete seguire esattamente queste istruzioni', poi più nulla. È forse uno scherzo di pessimo gusto? Oppure è un avvertimento? Ma cosa rappresentano quelle immagini? E, soprattutto, chi ha inciso la cassetta e perché'
- ISBN: 8850209894
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 332
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, women/teenage girl Leggi tutto
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 mystery. , The basic story is that a journalist disco Leggi tutto
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 equally. I do, however, like the Japanese sequel more than the American sequel. Where did this go wrong? Well, I was enjoying thi Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
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 Leggi tutto
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 text contains errors. Trigger warning: Rape.REVIEW CONTINUES IN COMMENT SECTION Now to the review. I’ve read The Ring for a Seminar on Japanese contemporary literature and literary discourse Leggi tutto
During a solo work/study 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 Ali Leggi tutto
Well-written, eerie and disturbing, this mysterious book that inspired the 2002 film The Ring and the 2012 film Sinister was creative and original with hauntingly-vibrant imagery and memorable characters.
One of the few times where I've thought 'the movie was better'.
Well… that was disappointing. I guess I should start by saying that Ring is not a bad novel. It is simply and okay time killer. There’s some entertainment to be had with it and a few interesting twists and turns. It is also one of those rare examples where the film (in this case I’m referring to the Leggi tutto
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