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
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
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
And for better or worse, they are spelled out in Spiral. The plot starts ...more
This one didn't quite work for me as well, though. It suffered from a bit of ...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
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
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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?
He considered the possibility for a moment, but then discard ...more
That said, some of these problems may be due to translation ...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
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
I liked the movie for this a lot less than the first movie and the same happened with this novel, which is even weirder than the movie if you ask me. In Ringu everything still seemed logical (I would have said realistic but you know...killer videotapes and stuff...you can't really call that realistic, right?) Spiral on the other hand has lost it completely (which becomes e ...more
Ring was more to mystery while Spiral is more to sci-fi. It’s amazing how Suzuki Koji could do such differentiation with the same theme…Sadako’s curse. There were parts that I think very creepy, it was when Dr. Ando visits Mai’s house. The way Susuki-sensei described the eeriness of the small apartment where Mai lived was amazingly detail and it made me feel like I was there and I felt the same chill that Dr. Ando felt. It was without ...more
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.
This is the second book (follow on) from the Ring but can be read as a stand alone (which you might find you enjoy it more if you have nothing to compare it to).
I do ...more
Nájdu sa tú síce chvílky, pri ktorých sa budete báť, ale viac budete zahrnutí obrovským množstvom informácii o vírusoch a DNA.
Prvý a druhý diel som v písanej podobe nezohnala, a tak som si musela vystačiť s audioknihou. Kým pri prvej knihe mi to vyhovovalo, dokonca som si to užívala, lebo rozprávač mal nádherný hlas, a ja som mohla zavrieť oči a snívať o kadečom, pri druhom to bol ...more
O kultovním filmovém hororu Kruh jste už slyšeli asi všichni. Ne každý ví, že byl inspirován knižní trilogií - která je, jak už to bývá, mnohem zajímavější. :)
Mimochodem, druhý díl u mě vede nad prvním, protože je o dost děsivější. I když ne zdaleka tak strašidelný, jak dokáže být film.
V prvním díle se objevila vražedná kazeta. Hrdinové první části (Kruh) přišli na to, jak zlomit její kletbu a zastavit řetězec podivných úmrtí (view spoiler)[(pohřbít ostatky Sadako ze ...more