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ปริศนาใต้บาดาล

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เรืองเลา 7 เรืองลวนสะทอนความนาสะพรึงโดยเกียวของกับนำ เปนความกลัวทีมองไมเหนแตรูสึกไดทุกขณะจิต โดดเดนในดานสรางอารมณหวาดหวัน หวาดระแวงเบืองหลัง ใหเกิดความกลัวในสิงซึงมองไมเหน ไมวาจะเปนความกลัวสิงลึกลับ อาถรรพ จิตวิญญาณ หรือเขยาขวัญ สันประสาท ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published March 2004 by ฺฺBliss (first published 1996)
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Maciek
You might not be aware of Koji Suzuki, you might not be aware of Hideo Nakata who adapted his work for the screen, but I'm sure you know the American version of The Ring. It was the first American remake of a Japanese horror, and to this day it remains the best.

Everyone knows The Ring movie, but not everyone knows that it was adapted from part one of a trilogy of novels. A few years ago, late summer, I got the first one and read it in two days. It intrigued me well enough to hunt down the other
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Scott Ferry
Finished the book... my favorite story was Watercolours. They all retained a more supernatural and elemental feel them. Not so much scary but more otherworldly.. and the power of water itself on the mind.

I am not used to reading short stories, but the farther i went from one to the next i really got into it. I like how he wraps the ending epilogue and story with the beginning entry.
Whitney
This was a very bland translation - its "prose" was so basic and to-the-point that made it hard to stay interested at times.

Also, on a different note, there seemed to be a running theme of domestic violence against women, and a lot of the women are either written as quiet and docile, or badgering and materialistic. In the title story, "Dark Water", the main character is described as prudish, seeing sex as something to be endured rather than enjoyed. Maybe the author is hinting that something ir
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Nandakishore Varma
I read this book because I am a fan of Japanese horror - it creeps up on you, rather than attacking you with a hatchet as American horror does. The title story, Dark Water, is the basis for one of the most disturbing horror films I've ever seen. However, I was rather disappointed.

It is not that the stories are bad: in fact, they are rather good, and filled with a vague sort of unease. Water figures prominently in almost all of them. I daresay I would have enjoyed them more had I not gone in with
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Vít Kotačka
Zklamání. Podle anotace by mělo jít o sbírku hororových povídek od autora kultovního Kruhu. S čím lze souhlasit, je, že jsou to povídky. Hororové ani náhodou. Všechny se nějak motají kolem tajemna, ať už nadpřirozeného, nebo toho "běžného". Ale strašidelnost, aby člověk pohledal.

Autor to ani nijak neusnadňuje, všechny povídky mají stejný mustr - cca v druhé půlce už je jasné, jak každá další povídka začně, jak se bude vyvíjet a jak to skončí. Ta předvídatelnost tomu opravdu dává fatální úder. D
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Angela
American horror buffs may not know the name of Koji Suzuki, but the American version of his work Ring remains to date the creepiest horror flick I've ever had the pleasure to watch. So when I came across several translated books of his during our Japan stay, I naturally had to pick one up. I recognized the title Dark Water from another American adaptation of his work, and while I'm given to understand that the movie actually wasn't all that impressive, I hoped that by going to the source I'd get ...more
Trin
A collection of horror short stories by the author whose work was adapted to make The Ring and, well, Dark Water. The story that was the basis for the latter opens this collection and sets the tone for it as well. All of these stories involve creepiness in, on, or related to water in some way, and if you had to pick a single theme most likely to scare the crap out of me, water would be it. This is why I can’t put any stock in astrological signs: I’m a Pisces, and nothing skeeves me out more than ...more
Samantha
Dark Water is a collection of short stories all connected through the characters' interactions with water and death. The way Suzuki incorporated paranormal elements into these connections was very interesting and was what kept me reading. However, I was thinking this would be more of a horror book than it really was. The majority of the tales reminded me more of Karen Russell's short stories, which are general fiction that utilizes some paranormal elements. So, if you're looking for a scary or c ...more
Sae-chan
There is this danger about having an preassumption about something. I just looked at the writer's name and thought this book will spook me well. But even the spookiest writer sometimes got tired of writing spooky things. Isn't that true Suzuki-san?

As horror stories, these are most horrible. They didn't even raise any single hair of mine. Anywhere. But as fantasy stories, they are really nice. If I make sure that I have much room for fantasy in my pretty little head, these stories serve as the ig
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[☆] мєℓαиιє [★]
Dieses Buch habe ich von Piiii zum Geburtstag bekommen und natürlich war es mir vorher ein Begriff, alleine schon durch den gleichnamigen Film, welchen ich mir - als Japanfan - natürlich auch reingezogen habe.

Aber wie hat mir das Buch mit den 7 Kurzgeschichten gefallen, konnte es mich überzeugen oder eher nicht?

Dieses Werk von Koji Suzuki ist in mehrere kleine Kurzgeschichten sowie einem Prolog und einem Epilog aufgeteilt.

Mit jeder einzelnen Geschichte greift der Autor das Thema Wasser auf, we
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António
A well-elaborated collection of horror short stories. Water being the connecting theme.

'Adrift' was my favourite. It felt reminiscent of Lovecraft.

'Floating Water' led to a Japanese movie entitled "Dark Water", a good movie from what I remember (the Hollywood remake falling short, as usual). The story is very predictable, but it's still capable of creating an eerie atmosphere.

'The Hold', and actually most of the short stories, is predictable as well. This one brings up the cycle created by dysfu
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Anna-Lisa
Das Buch hat mich total verwirrt, da mir vorher nicht bewusst war, dass es sich um Kurzgeschichten handelt...ich dachte, dass die Geschichten miteinander zusammenhängen und am Ende miteinander verknüpft werden würden, was aber nicht wirklich passiert ist, außer, dass der Prolog und Epilog mit einer Kurzgeschichte in Zusammenhang stehen.

Ein, zwei der Geschichten waren wirklich sehr atmosphärisch und haben mir eine Gänsehaut beschert. Die anderen habe ich eher als etwas langweilig erlebt bzw. auch
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Natalia
Книга-пожелание жизнестойкости и воли к победе, которой часто так не хватает человеку в современном мире. Истории, конечно, грустные, трагичные и часто обрывочно заканчиваются, но вместе с тем именно этим они и прекрасны. Читая их, понимаешь, почему по этому автору снимают ужастики. Автору не занимать изобретательности и фантазии в создании удивительных образов и воскрешении духов из видоизмененных городских легенд.

Такое чувство, что кто-то записывал твои самые странные кошмары, но сделал это у
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Alexandra
Ce recueil de nouvelles m'a laissée pour le moins dubitative. Si certaines d'entre elles sont sympa, certaines autres sont vraiment moins bonnes. En fait, c'est surtout que je pensais ressentir quelque chose en les lisant, et ça n'a clairement pas été le cas. Peut-être que c'est la traduction, mais la langue paraît parfois maladroite. Enfin bon, peut-être aussi que le thème de l'eau me laisse trop indifférente et c'est le fil conducteur de ces nouvelles, ce qui n'aide pas. Ah, et la manière dont ...more
TheWellReadLady
A very good collection of creepy Asian horror stories. I think Dream Cruise is my favourite.
Britta
Ring is something of a perfect horror novel, taut and fierce from start to finish, pulsing with horrific vitality and creeping unease. I begin by praising Ring because Dark Water is so radically different that it may well be the work of an entirely different author. Dark Water is a collection of short stories with the unifying theme of, naturally, water. From the famous titular tale of the apartment water tank to stories of man-made islands, ghost yachts, and spelunking expeditions, the tales ar ...more
Amelia
Adrift: A Horror Story That Won’t Leave You Adrift
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I love horror stories. I love Japanese horror stories the most. There’s just something about the subtlety of J-horror that surpasses any other country’s horror. I suppose that’s why the short horror story collection Dark Water drew me right to it like a moth to a flame!

Dark Water is a collection of short horror stories
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Sonatajessica
And I'm out, it seems me and Koji Suzuki won't be able to make each other happy. As a Horror fan I was always disappointed by how I couldn't get into Japanese Horror movies which are such creative clansmen of the genre but so far I am usually not pleased with what I watch, therefor I decided to give the book form a try and who could be better starting point than the inventor of Ringu/ The Ring, the highly popular movie franchise (maybe I should have kept stronger in mind that I liked neither the ...more
Sara
If you've seen or heard of the J-horror flick Dark Water, you may be expecting this book to be the basis of it. And you wouldn't be wrong... entirely. This is indeed a collection of Japanese horror stories, and the first one was indeed the basis for that film (and of course its later American remake). However, the title of the book is not taken from that story, which is actually translated "Floating Water". Nor will you see much water in that story, actually; it still plays the same role in the ...more
The Writer
After the fantabulous horror-thriller trilogy of the Ring (Spiral and Loop included), I must say that I am hugely disappointed with this book.

It's like being banged down to earth after flying so high in the seventh horror book heaven. Suzuki, which has brilliantly writing about genetic, psychokinetic and horror at the same time, is seemed has lost his touch with this one. The book feels empty, the horror stories (the book consists of many different stories connected with water) are mostly hangin
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Leah
I do get the feeling that my initial expectations could well have ruined my reading of this book, but in the end this was an interesting read. I was pretty unimpressed by the translation from the get-go; however, by the epilogue I thought it worth finishing.

I am absolutely going to have to read this in Japanese, which, lucky me, I can do. My impression of this book, and most especially in the first three or more stories, was that both the writing AND each story's premise seemed pretty damn bland
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Roberta
Dark Water è una raccolta di racconti “horror” uniti dal filo conduttore dell’acqua e da un prologo ed un epilogo che fungono da cornice. I racconti provocano un senso di tensione costante più che di terrore, creando mondi “normali” in cui pian piano si insinua un elemento discordante e a volte soprannaturale. La bellezza di questi racconti risiede proprio nella loro quotidianità profanata, e nel considerare l’horror un genere in cui non si deve per forza essere brutali, eccessivi e truculenti.

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Karra
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Rézina Dějová
Soubor několika krátkých hororových povídek, které vlastně nejsou většinou vůbec strašidelné. Všechny příběhy spojuje motiv vody. Takové vody, ve které se můžete utopit a ve které číhá nepojmenované zlo, co vás chce dostat.
Napětí je budováno zdařile, jenže povídky jsou rafinované asi jako jednotlivé epizody z Věřte-Nevěřte a žádná z nich nemá uspokojivé rozuzlení ani závěr.

Tři z povídek jsou podařené, zbytek průměrný až podprůměrný.
Možná jen prostě nejsem povídkový typ. Po Kruhu je to zklamání.

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Gabbo
Water. It gives life, but can take it away. We need it, but it can also kill us in countless ways. And it's the center of "Dark Water," Koji Suzuki's collection of short stories. While the now-legendary "Ring" author has a knack for visceral horror, he just isn't in his element when writing shorts.

The most prominent story is "Floating Water," which has already been made into the film "Honogurai mizu no soko kara" and is being remade for American audiences, starring Jennifer Connelly. Newly-divor
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George
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Anastasia
Suzuki is widely known for his book Ring which was made into a full length Japanese movie (then remade for a US audience). His sequels Spiral and Loop have also garnered widespread appreciation. This collection of short stories are beyond chilly. His style is simple, easy to follow, and perfect for short stories. Each tale spins a net of characters that tug at our heart strings, excite us into anger, and criss cross sympathy and perplexity. With a focus on water, dark spinning angry waters, the ...more
Krystle
Dull and disappointing.


The first story (Floating Water) seemed the strongest of the seven -- which actually isn't saying all that much. While all seven stories are connected by the common thread of water, this story was the one that seemed to have the strongest direct connection to water. Unfortunately, it lacks any satisfying form of climax/conclusion. Whoops.

The second story (Solitary Isle) has such a painfully loose connection to the water thread -- mainly through an island that is made menti
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M M
Widely considered to be Japan's equivalent of Stephen King, Suzuki is better known as the author of the Ring - cult-book-turned-cult-movie. In this book, he bases his tales of horror around the Tokyo-Yokohama bay. I should hasten to add that I wasn't horrified by any of the stories, although one or two had a couple of moments of causing me anxiety. The stories are supposedly recounted by a grandmother to a young girl, but little other than the omnipresence of water links them. And of course all ...more
Karen Germain
I bought Koji Suzuki’s collection of short stories, “Dark Water” on a whim while perusing the horror section at Book Soup. I have no idea what made me buy this book. The author is described as “The Stephen King of Japan” multiple times on the praise on the back of the book, even calling him much better than King. I am not a King fan. Also, this is the author of “The Ring” books. I never read the books and did not see the Japanese version of the movie, but I thought the American version was hilar ...more
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