May 12, 10
Read in February, 2009
I have seen the film 'Ring' the US version and the Japanese version and both scared me differently, I did not sit through the US version because certain parts scared me and the Japanese version just terrified me to the core.
The book is a lot better than the film, there is a lot more tension and you find out more about Sadako and what she is capable of doing, how far she will go.
'Ring' did have tense moments and scary moments, I liked the psychological horror, the fact I was reading the book and pretty much convinced myself that someone was standing behind me showed how engrossing the story is.
The characters were well written, I found Ryuji interesting and slightly worrying because there was so many aspects of his personality, it was hard to read him, a very complex character. I liked Asakawa too who you see changing as the story progresses, at the start he annoyed me with his thoughts on his wife and child but the situation he finds himself in made him appreciate them more.
All in all a good read.