Ring

Ring

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by Koji Suzuki
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1932234411

ISBN-13: 9781932234411

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: Vertical, Incorporated

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932234411
Publisher:
Vertical, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
228,520
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Ring 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
MattBrown More than 1 year ago
As a seventh grader, hardly any one reads any of these books, but since I am an unusual kid, that's normal for me. The book was thrilling, adventurous, and most of all, it makes you read and read until you're finally done with it. I read the book in two days, and now I'm kind of sad because I'm done with it. :'(
*Note* This book has adult situations (such as language, rape, a quick glance at horror, and discussion of body parts.) Other than that, the book is GREAT for reading. I recommend it to ANYONE who loves thrillers.
Spooky More than 1 year ago
This book is a good horror book, amazing mystery and suspense through out the entire book. Very interesting story I couldn't put the book down. I liked it and I think everyone who likes mysteries and supernatural will like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I'm only in fifth grade! Usually kids my age dont read books like ring. I loved it! It was my favorite book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a very short space of time. I just couldn't put it down. I then gave to to my friend who isn't much of a reader and she finished it faster than I did! She said that it is the best book she has ever read and I definately agreed. We both also agreed that it beats the movie by a ton. I found it very fun to talk about the book with my friends. A great conversation starter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PLEASE BRING KOJI SUZUKI'S OLDER NOVELS TO NOOK FORMAT!  I WOULD LOVE TO READ THIS AND MANY OF HIS OLDER TITLES.  THANK YOU!
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DeDeFlowers More than 1 year ago
I have very mixed feelings on this book. I really loved the writing style and the way it was narrated. However, the story left something to be desired. I expected this to be a 'horror' type novel because of the movies based off it. The novel is not scary. It is a bit creepy but that it about all. It held my attention and I enjoyed it. If you decide to read this just don't expect to get scared and don't plan on it being like any of the movies based on it. I plan on reading Suzuki's other novels just because of how much I liked his writing.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It begins with a girl at home alone and then suddenly dies at the same time of three of her friends. Than a man named Asakawa investigates it and then all heck breaks loose.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Ring' was disappointing to me. Partly because it didn't seem like a horror book...something along the lines of mystery I'd say. I saw 'The Ring'...and absolutely loved that movie. 'Ring' and 'The Ring' are not the same...it seems the movie was based on *some* of the events in the book. 'Ring' seemed to take forever to actually get interesting, and once it did, the interest was lost within a few paragraphs. It seemed to drag along, and got confusing because it jumped back and forth in some places. Plus some of the names, like Asakawa, made it harder to read because I was constantly trying to pronounce his name in a way that seemed correct to me. Also, some of the information in the book seemed irrelevent to the plot of the book. In my honest opinion, 'Ring' was not great, but I wanted to read it, because the movie was so interesting and different I had to know where the plot originated. And I want to eventually know how it progresses in the other books. Although I wasn't extremely impressed by 'Ring', I will be reading the others...since I am still curious as to where the plot will lead in the following books. I have heard the movies 'Ringu 2' and 'The Ring Two' are completely different. 'The Ring Two', seemed like it was a sequel driven more by the money a sequel could bring in, than by the horrifing pleasure the first movie was...and was more confusing than anything(but hey, it was nice to see Sissy Spacek...she just belongs in *actual* horror flicks though) ---So, I am going to read 'Spiral' to try and make more sense of the plot...even thought I wasn't thrilled with 'Ring', I am still interested in what will happen next.