Spirála (Ring #2)
Huh. Well, that was...interesting. Overall, I can say I enjoyed it. But two things chipped away at the star rating: 1) not enough creee-py (though a few scenes work incredibly well) and 2) waaaaay too much solving of codes and clues and shop-talk about genetics and DNA (oh, and these biological aspects are much more strap on your suspension of disbelief fantastical than this guy's done his research science fiction with the emphasis on science).
There's some crazy ass theories going on in these p ...more
The curse is a result of the smallpox virus hijacking Sadako's DNA and using her psychic powers to imprint images on a videotape which in turn causes the viewer's DNA to mutate and produce more of the --
There are a number of scenes in this b ...more
This is a free-standing sequel to "the Ring". Dr. Ando has lost his young son to the sea and his wife has left him. He performs an autopsy on his old school friend Ryuji who h ...more
This story incorporates more horror elements than did the first book (Ring), and so is closer in nature to a horror novel for it. However, the heavy use of science (both real and imagined) places the story technicall ...more
And for better or worse, they are spelled out in Spiral. The plot starts ...more
Sometimes I would read sentences/passages that I just couldn't believe I was meant to take seriously.
What if that DNA had inherited Ryuji's will, and was trying to express something in words?I'm pretty sure that DNA doesn't even begin to work that way... Ah, who am I kidding. This is j-horror, of course DNA would work that way in this wacky world.
Could Ryuji be trying to tell me where she is with this code?...more
He considered the possibility for a moment, but then disc
This one didn't quite work for me as well, though. It suffered from a bit of ...more
That said, some of these problems may be due to translation ...more
If your brain suddenly form an image of a long-haired woman climbing out from a well and crawling out from the television - trying to get at you - then you got that right. The film, as I have written in my previous review here, is made from Koji Suzuki's book.
And believe me, the book is hundred times scarier than the film!
The first book ends with the story on how Azakawa, the reporter, realises that the solution to the curse might not be tak ...more
The Ring ...more
But the end was just crazy and epic and im so excited to read the last book . ...more
I enjoyed 'Ring' but I enjoyed 'Spiral' a lot more for numerous reasons, there was a more sinister feel to it for one thing, the story was excellent, I did not expect the ending, some parts of the book were obivious but still ...more
One thing I hate is, where the author summarized what's in the ring floppy disk. Basically summarizing all the book one story. I just read that book a co ...more
It takes place almost immediately after the previous novel leaves off. Our protagonist, Ando, is dissecting the body of one of the characters who died in the previous novel. This leads to the discovery of the Ring virus, and everything from this point is given a scientific explanation. Not being particularly scientifically ...more
Although the exact details of Sadako's plight vary from adaptation to adaptation, one of the consistent things is that there's only one video: Sadako controlled all her anger, pain and wrath into one video, rather than a series. She wasn't big on sequels; the film ...more
Anyway, I had fun reading the second leg of the trilogy because of ratiocination. There are several twists and turns in this book which lead us not to the creepy stuff (although a lot of stuff here are CreepyPasta-worthy), but to, let's just say, something that's so dark that ...more
Začátek mě dost bavil, ale s tím, jak docházelo k žánrovému posunu, to bylo míň a míň zajímavý. Vyloženě nudné mi přišly suchopárné, výkladové pasáže o kryptografii a DNA. Navíc ty věci kolem šifrování byly docela triviální (můžu to posoudit, je to součást mého řemesla) ...more
Sconvolto dalla morte del figlioletto e devastato dalla conseguente separazione dalla moglie, il medico legale Mitsuo Ando si deve confrontare con un altro dramma: la morte apparentemente inspiegabile di Ryuji Takayama, un suo ex compagno di università. Incaricato dell'autopsia, Mitsuo scopre con profondo sconcerto nel corpo di Ryuji un pezzetto di carta su cui sono scritti alcuni numeri e, rammentando la passione dell'amico per i crittogrammi, prova a decifrarli, ottenendo un'unica, misteriosa...more
His recent novel Edge puts the main theme on Feynman point.