Loop (Ring #3)
In this much-awaited conclusion of the Ring trilogy, everything you thought you knew about the story will have to be put side. In Loop, the killer mimics both AIDS and cancer in a deadly new guise. Kaoru Futami, a youth mature beyond his years, must hope to find answers in the deserts of New Mexico and the Loop project, a virtual matrix...more
I see exactly why this could have ever been made into a movie. Similar to the Doctor Who novel "Fear Itself," it relies on literary conceits (like not knowing what people look like) that can never be...more
Of course, I'm referring to the Japanese version of the film. The Americanised version of the film is not even worth to mention here.
This third book explains all the mysteries found in the first two books in a twist so unpredictable that nobody, but the author I dare claim, could tell how the story actually began in the first book and how it would end as it is clearly described...more
No? Then onward.
Most everyone knows the plot of Ring due to the popularity of the movie of the same name. People watch a video and die seven days later. The first book is mainly in the horror genre and of the supernatural realm. Spiral turns that on its head. We disc...more
Wall of Text Version: Santa Claus is your parents.
This is a revelation that most children in the western world experience eventually. It can be a bit harsh and it’s almost always a disappointment. Yet you have to admit it makes a fair amount of sense. The letter you so painstakingly wrote for Santa? Never got mailed, but gave your parents a nice shoppin...more
Ring was fantastic. Immersing, chilling, horrifying, fast-paced - all you could ask from a horror novel. Then came Spiral that considerably changed the first story and, I thought at the time, cast a shadow upon Ring by delving too much into the paranormal. And now Loop transforms everything again and in the light of the new twists and turns the secon...more
Loop is a number of surprising twists that are not only woven into the fabric of the plot of Loop, but also the preceding titles. I had hated Takayama at the end of Spiral, but the best twist in Loop (in my opinion) not only redeemed the character, but presented an entirely different perspective on him.
The only misgi...more
The events in this book blew my mind away. This is the mo...more
It's not like I didn't enjoy it. I did, but not the way I expected from a horror novel. It's more like a sci-fi story, with little relevance to the "horror" tag. The first 1/3 seemed long and unrelated (for a thriller), and throughout half of the book I already came up with how the ending would be, so it largely lessened the excitement. Somehow I fin...more
So. Yeah. This nove...more
Una nuova forma di cancro, probabilmente contagiosa perché causata da un virus misterioso, inizia a diffondersi e a mietere vittime in Giappone. Kaoru,studente di medicina, è direttamente coinvolto nell'epidemia: suo padre viene contagiato ed è quindi condannato a morte, anche perché già molti suoi colleghi sono deceduti a causa del virus. Ma come mai i più esposti al virus sembrano essere i tecnici che lavoravano a "Loop", il progetto nippo-americano di realtà virtuale, cui anche suo padre avev...more
I finally reached that point and got started, and for the first 400 pages, I didn't feel anything at all. While I felt the first books were creepy and scary in some parts, if a bit dry, this book is dry as a bone left...more
Loop does a great job of being a standalone novel. I would hesitate to classify it as a horror novel, as I would have classed Ring and Spiral, simply because it does not go into the ghostly details the first to novels do. We do not get to experience Sadako the way Takayama, Asakawa and Ando experienced her. The element of supernatural terror is not quite prevalent here. This did not diminish my enjoyment of the no...more
Postavami bola určite tiež najlepšia, kým vo prvých dvoch dieloch sa príbeh točil okolo jednej - dvoch postáv, tu ich je viac a všetky majú dačo výnimočné. Najoblúbenejšia postava celej série je určite Kaoru - hlavný hrdina tejto knihy. Páčil sa mi jeho štýl rozmýšľanie a chovania.
Kniha je krátka, ale číta sa dlho. Je eš...more
V prvním díle vás autor vyděsí vynikající duchařskou zápletkou (ta s tou vraždící kazetou a emo holkou ve studni), ve druhém ještě trochu zamíchá karty a ve třetím všechno nadpřirozené vysvětlí vědecky - takže se z hororu stane čistokrovné sci-fi se základní myšlenkou docela dost podobnou Matrixu.
Až na to, že Kaoru tu byl dřív, než Neo, takže úšklebky stranou.
V téhle knížce, podobně jako v Matrixu, dostane vaše představa o životě...more
Decisamente privo delle atmosfere da brivido degli altri due romanzi della trilogia, secondo me però non li fa rimpiangere affatto.
It did NOTHING as a story.
The translation was obscure, not even proper English.
Oh, I think I liked a couple of ideas... 1/2* for each then.
And as soon as it started mentioning American Indian fireside stories, I KNEW, I knew the rest of the narrative would wander off into that territory which annoyed me most about that part of the book, the Mythology.
I slammed the book shut on page 300 and took it back to the library, utter garbage.