the usagi incidents

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Ring (translated)



Summary: A reporter, Asakawa, connects the death of his niece to the deaths of three other high school students. During his investigation, he discovers a videotape with a terrible warning: "Those who view these images are fated to die at this exact moment one week from now." With the aid of a friend, Asakawa traces the video to an alleged psychic and her daughter, Sadako. As in a classic ghost story, fate singles out one, often innocent character as a scapegoat. But the misogynistic society that persecutes Sadako and her mother must ultimately bear witness to its sin-or perish.

Review: Far better than the original movie or the horrible remake, this was the first time I was actually scared by a book. It's believably scary because it has actual facts backing everything. Just awesome. An amazing read, and the translators did a fantastic job here. Apparently books 2 and 3 out of the series of 5 are now out, and I need to read them. ><

1 Comments:

  • At 4:12 AM, Blogger miharu said…

    Fortunately for you, there's only 4 books. :D

    Ring, Rasen, Loop and Birthday.

     

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