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Spiral

Spiral

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by Glynne Walley, Kkoji Suzuki
     
 
In this award-winning sequel, the story we thought we knew in Ring (the original novel which inspired the blockbuster movie) is broken down and twisted into a new reality.

Ando, a medical doctor haunted by dreams of his drowned son, faces a choice at the end of Spiral more sinister than Asakawa’s in Ring.

Overview

In this award-winning sequel, the story we thought we knew in Ring (the original novel which inspired the blockbuster movie) is broken down and twisted into a new reality.

Ando, a medical doctor haunted by dreams of his drowned son, faces a choice at the end of Spiral more sinister than Asakawa’s in Ring.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Suzuki is called the Stephen King of his country, but that's not really accurate; King isn't nearly as adept at creating complex characters, explaining scientific principles or writing the kind of dialogue that might actually be spoken by humans." - Las Vegas Mercury

"...Suzuki is plowing a path that nobody else has traveled, ..." - Agony Columns

"Suzuki's ambitious trilogy does succeed, and it's hard not to be impressed with his aplomb in turning a straight supernatural horror mystery around into a piece of pure science fiction." - TIMES
“...a unique, alchemical quality... he has demonstrated a miraculous power for transmuting the very common into the very frightening.” Rue Morgue“An enduring modern archetype”— SF Reader

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932234060
Publisher:
Vertical, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Meet the Author

Koji Suzuki was born in 1957 in Hamamatsu, southwest of Tokyo. He attended Keio University where he majored in French. After graduating he held numerous odd jobs, including a stint as a cram school teacher. Also a self-described jock, he holds a first-class yachting license and crossed the U.S., from Key West to Los Angeles, on his motorcycle.

In 1990, Suzuki's first full-length work, Paradise won the Japanese Fantasy Novel Award and launched his career as a fiction writer. Ring, written with a baby on his lap, catapulted him to fame, and the multi-million selling sequels Spiral and Loop cemented his reputation as a world-class talent. Often called the "Stephen King of Japan," Suzuki has played a crucial role in establishing mainstream credentials for horror novels in his country. He is based in Tokyo but loves to travel, often in the United States. Birthday is his sixth novel to appear in English.

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Spiral 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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This book is more of a science fiction novel, although it still has plenty of suspense. Koji Suzuki does a good job scientifically explaining what the 'Ring Virus' is and how it kills people. I also like the grim ending that leaves you excited for the final two books (Loop and Birthday)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading Spiral. The beginning of the book is pretty slow but towards the end it DEFINETELY picks up the pace.When I put it down I felt like I was in a dazed stupor, because of the magnitude of information thrust at me in the end of Spiral. I would reccomend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, I absolutely love this book!!! While it may not provide the level of scares that one may expect from a horror book (nor does it seem to intend to), the story is extremely spooky, bizarre, mysterious, and absolutely brilliant. It takes everything you though you knew about the 'ring' mystery and twists it around into something completely different. This is especially true toward the end of the book, which includes several twists and big reveals. And it does so in a way that is truly ingenious. 'Spiral' is a must-read for fans of 'Ring' and for any one else for that matter!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Read 'Ring' last May, and I was looking forward to 'Spiral' thus could not wait to read it. It did an excellent job in encompassing the first book. I really enjoyed the pace and the suspense. The ending was a bit spooky. Is there hope for the human race? I look forward to the next book.