➧ [Ebook] ➢ Ringu リング By Kōji Suzuki ➲ – 91videos.co

A Mysterious Videotape Warns That The Viewer Will Die In One Week Unless A Certain, Unspecified Act Is Performed Exactly One Week After Watching The Tape, Four Teenagers Die One After Another Of Heart Failure Asakawa, A Hardworking Journalist, Is Intrigued By His Niece S Inexplicable Death His Investigation Leads Him From A Metropolitan Tokyo Teeming With Modern Society S Fears To A Rural Japan A Mountain Resort, A Volcanic Island, And A Countryside Clinic Haunted By The Past His Attempt To Solve The Tape S Mystery Before It S Too Late For Everyone Assumes An Increasingly Deadly Urgency Ring Is A Chillingly Told Horror Story, A Masterfully Suspenseful Mystery, And Post Modern Trip

10 thoughts on “Ringu リング

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    The blurbs tell us the author has been called the Stephen King of Japan, where he is famous Many of his books, including this one, have been turned into movies and even video games He is a bit like Stephen King in his blend of fantasy, horror and mystery.,The basic story is that a journalist discovers that four young people two girls, two boys died separately and suddenly within a day for no good reason They were of college age and all perfectly healthy He becomes a detective, tracing events back and connecting the dots to find that all four had spent a weekend in a rural resort where they watched a video He goes to the resort and watches the video and discovers that it warns the viewer that those who watch it will die within a period of 10 days unless but the unless part has been taped over The journalist now fears for his life and later, for the lives of his wife and child, who accidentally watched the video as well He enlists a friend to help him solve the mystery They turn into a Batman Robin duo traveling around Japan trying to figure out who made this recording and why The recording was generated telekinetically I m not giving away plot because we are told this in the blurb This book was published in Japan in 1991 You may recall in the 1980 s or so there was much talk by pseudoscientific charlatans the best known was Japanese who claimed to be able to project mental images onto camera film Can t do that any no Fuji film The Japanese culture seemed obsessed with cameras so this all fits together why not telepathically project an entire video tape I enjoyed the book The plot held my attention the mystery and its resolution were intriguing There was a bit of plodding detail throughout the story, although this also provides local color You can never get lost in the plot if the protagonist is going out to a rural area, we watch him put on his coat, leave his office, take the bus to a train station, get off at another train station, rent a car, get off the highway, pay a toll, etc Despite that flaw I thought it was a good book and I gave it a four It turns out this book is the first of a trilogy Titles Ring, Spiral, Loop but it works fine as a stand alone read.

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    I ll start with the things I liked about this book 1 The story was very interesting and I found Sadako and her family very fascinating and I enjoyed learning about them along with the protagonists 2 I found it very refreshing and surprising that the main protagonist was a man, women teenage girls are generally the most common and most popular for horror and both the movies featured a woman so I didn t expect it to be a man in the book 3 I enjoyed reading about how the protagonists figured things out and I liked the way the mystery was explored.4 I thought the story was cleverly written and it had the right amount of tension and suspense to keep me reading on.Now for the things I wasn t so keen on 1 This one is to do with myself, really, and that is that I went into this book with pretty high expectations I had heard that it was very scary and therefore I was expecting to be scared and for it to focus on horror This isn t the case At least not for me I know I m fairly desensitised due to the amount of horror and true crime that I read and watch yet even so I didn t think that any of the book was scary There were parts that were very creepy and eerie and, don t get me wrong, they were very good but there wasn t one part of this book that scared me to the level that I was expecting This book read, to me, like a murder mystery than a horror which is a genre I usually love but I went into this book looking for some good scary fun and I just didn t get it 2 This, I imagine, is probably mostly due to the fact that I had seen both the Japanese and the American versions of the film of this book prior to reading it but there was only one part of the book that surprised me I could see all the other plot twists and surprises coming from a mile away The only one that did surprise me was one that I m sure wasn t included in either movie and, honestly, I think it was better that they left it out It was a ridiculous plot point which served absolutely no purpose to the overall story view spoiler I can t remember the name that was used for it but it was some kind of medical thing where women have testicles and apparently every woman that has it is for some reason beautiful Please This was basically then used for some weird transphobia stuff about him not being able to decide if she was technically a she then as she had balls but then he basically decided he didn t care because of how beautiful she was The story could ve done without all that hide spoiler

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    I found this book in a lonely mountainside cabin nah, only kidding It was 1 in a bargain basement book sale, so who could say no to that It went onto the frankly vertiginous and ridiculous pile of books behind the sofa and was forgotten about for sometime Then, a few days ago I was working on a site in the former medieval area of Liverpool.Everybody was busily engaged in day to day construction demolition mayhem I was watching a twenty ton digger, a crane was rolling across site moving steel girders and there were lots of men leaning on shovels when suddenly part of the ground fell away to reveal a yawning void Well, well it s a well Everyone immediately ran to over to the collapsed area and had tried to have a look down it I poked it with a Sopwith Staff and met with no resistance Everyone lay around the broken well capping trying to see if they could discern anything in the pitch blackness Finally we lowered a series of cage lights down and got a perfect view of a 25m deep vertical brick lined shaft, at which point one of the builders shouted if that fucking girl from The Ring with the messed up hair crawls up the lighting flex, I m out of here And I thought, Oh yeah I must read that book sometime soon So I did.For the first time ever, I have to say I think I liked the film better Ringu, not The Grudge , but only because I suspect that something has been lost in translation The prose has moments of grace but is generally a bit stodgy around the edges the premise is good and sleek but the delivery is clunky, like someone has tied a load of tin cans and lead weights to back of a Bugatti Veyron.The story is basically the same though sylph like youth, Sadako Yamamura is raped and murdered and stuffed into a well In life she exhibited unusual mental prowess and in death Sadako uses these powers to hijack the airwaves, sending out her cursed visions through the medium of the telly box to kill off hapless youths in a sort of viral VHS revenge Kazayuki Asakawa faces a race against the clock to find a cure for the curse before he faces the same terrible fate that caused cardiac arrest in four high school students.This story did not scare me It mainly me realise that this book is an excellent example of how technological innovation makes authors equally cursed, and blessed The advent of the mobile phone, netbook, Twitter, Facebook, IM, tablets and any other mode of ceaseless cyber jabber are great ways to bring new elements into the plot Characters can communicate efficiently and quickly, dilemmas can be solved by simply googling the problem and shamelessly name dropping shiny gizmos is a great way of showing how hip and down with the kids you are even if you re some aging hipster banging out your novel on a Smith Corona However these things will date your work You will be antiquated and outmoded and your words run the risk of never being converted into e book because they will be sceptically examined by people who will LOL yes, I hate text speak and other proto computer prattle but I use it here to illustrate the point cos its youth innit at your antiquarian references to VHS and word processors Why is this a problem People don t ignore Austen because her characters main mode of locomotion was a horse and carriage and not an E Class Mercedes Similarly, Gaskell is not shunned despite her references to mills, shuttle looms and sail ships I actually can t explain it but it probably boils down to the fact that technology changes so fast, is so accessible and is so status driven, perhaps were ashamed to admit we ever used or owned such outmoded items Maybe we are afraid that by admitting to remembering these things, we are dating ourselves

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    One of the few times in my life I can legitimately say that the movie was better than the book Oh, and in case you re wondering, I like the American and Japanese versions equally I do, however, like the Japanese sequel than the American sequel.Where did this go wrong Well, I was enjoying this one until the introduction of the best friend, Ryuji the Rapist I don t think it matters that Ryuji the Rapist might have been lying about his past Just having him in the book and believing for the majority of the book that he was a rapist ruined the rest of the novel for me As far as I m concerned him being Ryuji the Rapist did nothing for the plot or character development Making his true nature ambiguous in the end was equally frustrating I don t even care about what happened to him.I will be continuing with the series, though, because Ryuji the Rapist won t be in future books and I liked the way this one ended I m interested in seeing how the author expands on this idea.The translation is basic as hell The most passive voice I ve read in a long time I have no idea why it took two people to translate this I guess one to write the book in English and the other one to dumb down the text It s very easy to read yet bland as fuck Like Dean Koontz run through a coffee filter.In summation I could ve done without Ryuji and that, than anything else, affected my rating The basic writing is serviceable, but that s about it Skip this one and watch the movies instead Final Judgment If you want people to care, maybe don t make one of your main characters a rapist Thanks.

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    During a solo work study trip to Ireland in fall of 2000 I was out one dusky evening exploring the cobble stoned lanes of Dublin s City Centre when I stumbled upon the entrance to the Irish Film Institute movie house Excited, I shyly stuck my head inside the front door I felt a little bit like Alice discovering the rabbit hole Hanging on the wall to my left as I walked inside was this movie poster Remember, this would have been before the deluge of Asian horror and the numerous American re makes found its way to Western audiences I had never heard of such a movie All I knew is that the image on the poster ran a cold shiver of dread down my spine Turns out the Institute was screening a double feature that night of the original Japanese film version of this book called Ringu followed by its sequel How could I resist such a temptation I could not, and bought my tickets immediately I had never, ever experienced anything like it to that point and it scared the pee out of me Later I would return to the hostel where I was staying to find the staff had relocated me to the very top floor in a room all by myself Everything creaked and groaned in that place and to say I had an uneasy night of sleep would be putting it very politely Even though this book is the source material for a game changing, must be experienced horror film, I cannot give it the same high marks There is definitely something lost in translation The prose is stilted and restrained in places, not doing its part to build upon the dread and tension the subject matter deserves It feels a bit dated and old fashioned, and to be blunt, sexist in a way that kept me out of the story No woman is treated very well in this novel, and I hated the way Asakawa speaks to his wife.While there is an indisputable vibe of disquiet, Suzuki s book is much focused on communicating the details of the unraveling mystery, making it a plot driven whodunit piece than a sensory onslaught ghost story If I had not seen the movies first, I would imagine the aspects of the mystery would have kept me quite riveted It is a fascinating case after all and the way Asakawa and his friend Ryuji systematically follow a series of clues uncovering the tape s origin and purpose is compelling But I had seen the movies first, so there was no big reveal for me, and I was a little impatient at times at how long Suzuki was drawing out some of the investigation.Having said that, I am very much looking forward to reading the rest of the series Suzuki obviously has a larger vision for his story that goes beyond what has been captured on film I m keen to discover what surprises completing the trilogy will bring I highly recommend the American film version as well

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    UN FINAL QUE TE ESTREMECE SIN DARTE HORROR, LA NATURALEZA DEL MIEDO Y DE SADAKO, TE DEJAR N PENSANDO DURANTE MUCHOS D AS.RECOMEDNACIONES, PARA LEER EL ARO1 DEBO DECIR DE ANTEMANO QUE PARA DISFRUTAR ESTE LIBRO, DEBEN QUITARSE TODO LO QUE CONOCEN DE LA PEL CULA, YA QUE NO, PERO NO, NO, NO, NO NO TIENE NADA DE PARECIDO CON LA VERSI N CINEMATOGR FICA 2 TEN PACIENCIA Y MUCHA, YA QUE AL LEER ESTAS PAGINAS, VER S QUE NO TIENEN NI PIES NI CABEZA LA TRAMA HASTA LA PAGINA 163, YA DESPU S ENTIENDES TODO PARA QU LEER EL ARO 1 Por el tema argumental, de que la humanidad siempre tiene el miedo como un instinto natural, y har lo imposible con tal de salvarse del mal, no importando da ar a los dem s.2 El origen y la naturaleza de este fantasma femenino, llamado SADAKo, te van a dejar impresionado, A n no me creo lo que le , realmente una total revelaci n 3 Es una buena novela de thriller psicol gico, NO DE TERROR, NO DA MIEDO, pero si es adictivo y te sugestiona bastante 4 Los personajes son coherentes con sus acciones y su edad.5 El manejo de circunstancias paranormales con mezclas cient ficas esta bien fundamentada 6 EL FINAL, ES EXTRAORDINARIO Y TE VA A DEJAR PENSANDO BASTANTE, ACERCA DE TUS ACTOS EN ESTE MUNDO TERRENAL Le puse un 9 de calificaci n, por que me pintaron esta historia como un libro de horror y no me dio miedo, sin embargo como novela de sugesti n, y thriller psicologico, es estupenda.

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    This review is for the hardcover edition The books dust wrapper is this plastic acetate cover and the end flaps are impossible to read when removed from the book.

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    First off, I want to say that English is not my mother tongue I try my best to avoid mistakes, but I m sure the text contains errors.Trigger warning Rape.REVIEW CONTINUES IN COMMENT SECTIONNow to the review.I ve read The Ring for a Seminar on Japanese contemporary literature and literary discourse I read parts of the original Japanese novel and the German translation, which is a translation from the English translation Yes, this happens often than we academics wished for Translations are already tricky, but to be so lazy as to translate a translation I have no words for this incredibly stupid practice of German publishing companies They did this with Mishima Yukio s Confessions of a Mask, also translated from English to German No, they did not bother to make a new translation from Japanese, yet We only have the translation from 1964 Good job, publishers Back to the topic.Like many others I have seen the movies the whole Japanese Ringu series, and the American version The Ring I was excited to read the novel, since I expected something intriguing, uncanny, a well developed plot, and a deeper insight into the characters Unfortunately, I am rather disappointed.It s not a terrible book, but while reading it I had the feeling I was holding the first draft instead of a published novel There are several points I want to mention to illustrate what exactly irked me.1 The writing styleI have read worse, but I have read better Suzuki writes very simplistic, and while I think that a simple writing style per se is not bad, it seemed that he just couldn t write better In many instances he focuses on the wrong details For example, the first chapter is a very long, very boring description of building, neighborhood, and so forth, that do not add to the setting It is a dull description with no connection or payoff with the mystery that is going on inside the house I didn t matter how the neighborhood looked like at all, since the main part of the story was inside the character her thoughts, fears, anxiety, etc., and the horror that took her life.Another problem was the lack of sensory descriptions It was a lot of telling, and almost no showing If Suzuki described something it was almost entirely visual, and in second place what the character felt like No smell, no taste, no touch, no audio This makes it very difficult to fully emerge into the story It s even worse, because the plot doesn t really affect the characters Asakawa is understandably disturbed and concerned, but he s such a whiny, arrogant prick that I don t care what happens to him And when he says This here is very disturbing to me I, as a reader, don t care, because it s not only too much telling instead of showing , there is seldom any real consequence from what is happening Sure, whiny panicking, but does Asakawa actually DO than that Nope He prefers to angst about his misunderstood intellect, that poor righteous soul.Also, the plotting doesn t always work.Asakawa decides to take a taxi The driver reports from a mysterious sudden death of a young man on his motor bike The young man falls to the ground, while clutching his throat, and then he dies Just like that Asakawa is immediately intrigued although he shouldn t In reality, it s just a random death and as a journalist Asakawa has surely heard hundreds and thousands of stories about people dying But no, because the author knows the story is relevant, Asakawa feels it s relevant Instincts, he calls it I call it bullshit.The driver then says, after Asakawa asks, that the young man died from a heart attack on day XY HERE is when Asakawa should have been interested, because the boy died the same day, same hour, and because of the same reason as his niece died THIS should have caught his attention Not some random dude dying.Suzuki, this is not how it works.This instinct or deus ex machine plot driving machine happens quite often.2 PlotholesThere are minor and bigger plotholes.Some of the smaller ones are inconsistencies from one page to the other The first chapter the girls describes how a moth flies through a window into her room, flutters a little bit around, and out it goes again Just two or three pages later she sees a fly and wonders how it got into the room, since everything was closed What She JUST described how a moth flew in and out of her open window but the fly is oh so mysterious Another scene Asakawa drives during the night to the holiday park inn It s heavily raining He clearly says that he stops the windshield wipers when the rain stops Just a few pages later he says that he hadn t noticed how the rain had stopped What again I can get that he was so caught up in thoughts and fear anticipation he might have not noticed the rain stop, but AFTER he consciously stopped the wipers, clearly thinking Oh, it s not raining any, better stop using these and then he forgets How is that possible These mistakes are small but show how much care was put into writing the story And I haven t even started with the bigger plotholes, yet.3 Media and science is bad, y all I love good stories and non fiction books discussion whatever about the good and bad of media and science Both things are incredibly important for our society They are great tools for information, advancement, and education which, in a perfect world, would lead to progress.Of course there are the darker sides Just off the top of my head propaganda, misinformation, falsification of data, instrumentalization for war machinery, the question of whether we should make experiment A or B and the moral stands, the dangers of robotizing society, and much As with many things in life, it depends on how you use it and what for.Suzuki on the other hand knows better He has found the hidden and ugly face of media and science THEY ARE EVIL If I had known that it was this simple Asakawa is a journalist himself and while Suzuki shoves in some media is not all bad and well, science and technology are useful , he always follows it with his big, glaring, billboard sized BUT What follows is the same one sided BS you hear when someone starts with I m not a racist, but .The book is set in 1991 if I m not mistaken maybe 1989 Asawaka and his boss think of his catastrophic failure from two years ago where he wrote an article with occultist elements Apparently two years before the story about Asakawa and Sadako happened, Japan had a huge wave of occultist hysteria with commoners sending stories to newspaper publishers First, they make fun of the stupid Japanese, non journalistic population, because Haha, look at those idiots All of Japan s media ignored the happening, destroyed the texts, and congratulated themselves for their elitist club Then, when it is clear that spooky shit is happening, Asakawa goes full idiot mode Media didn t believe them, but supernatural things are real They do happen Those ignorant journalists and scientists Excuse me, but what exactly are you getting all worked up for If there is something supernatural going on, prove it Show it to scientists and then see what happens Don t blame media for being skeptical if they don t believe in the boogeyman although there never was any proof for his existence.It gets worse Warning, this part contains spoilers on Sadako s backstory Shizuko, Sadako s mother, had supernatural powers, commonly called as ESP She could see into the future, read minds, and other stuff Her husband, a doctor, wanted to proof that she had those powers In the beginning the media was all excited, but soon skepticism grew, since there were only written texts and no tangible proofs of her abilities Society and media scrutinized them That of course is awful, but at the same time understandable Would you believe anyone on the internet who says Hey, I can totally read people s minds Make a video and proof it Call scientists Nah, just believe me, it s real Didn t think so.Shizuka s husband then wants to proof her abilities in front of media and calls for a press conference All is ready, cameras rolling, people waiting, but Shizuko fails the pressure and stress, as well as the peoples thoughts they don t believe her and she hears that , as well as the fact that she didn t want to do the test but her husband forced her too oh, the sexism is another topic and all media attacks them Of course they think it s a sham.While I do think that media can go too far when antagonizing certain people, we shouldn t forget the fact that they were rightfully criticizing them, since there was NO proof for Shizuko s ability WE as the reader know about her powers but why should the rest of the world just believe her Exactly, there is no reason to.Shizuko s later throws herself into a volcano Her husband gets very sick and dies also Sadako is an orphan.What do Asakawa and Ryuji his BFF think Well, of course Sadako is angry with the press and the WHOLE Japanese society The dared criticize them for magic abilities they couldn t prove Those evil bastards Yes, the WHOLE Japanese society is responsible for Shizuko s death.How about this Sadako s father is responsible.Boom, mind blown He forced her to prove her powers and Shizuko failed because of the pressure and antagonizing energy towards her Instead of blaming the person responsible for her failure her husband Suzuki blames the press, because how fucking dare they not believe in something clearly never witnessed before I mean they are after all being hunted by a magical killing video tape energy virus As I said, media might have gone overboard, but come the fuck on.It s even worse, because Suzuki says through Asawaka and Ryuji Yeah, science technology is neat and all, but scientists can t explain EVERYTHING, therefore they are useless Lying, fascistic pigs with no moral fiber Science is not here to dismiss magic and sit on a horse, mightily judging the plebs If there is magic or EPS or whatever , science will take a look at it and try to find out WHAT it is and HOW it works If someone can read minds and you have proof videos and lots of tests, etc , scientists will do everything to find out how it works because science is all about understanding what is there by proving and disproving.Can you imagine how it would change the world if there was a huge, quantifiable source of ESP activity Well, it would not only change the world as we know it, it would become science , since the difference between magic and science is I can quantify it and prove its existence, now I have to understand how it works.Suzuki mentions several times how arrogant scientists are since they can t understand everything and they would discard prove of the supernatural, because scientists are just arrogant, elitist assholes and of course you should believe in magically killing video tapes, y all I SAW it Since Suzuki has exactly two people talking about science and both are self congratulatory assholes about their incredibly philosophical dispute and just say Yep, science is stupid, because they don t believe , the discourse ends with that ignorant statement and a glaring warning sign of Suzuki s inability to understand what the fuck science is all about.4 Sexism and rapeBefore I start, let me first say that I do not condemn the topic of rape or sexism in literature Both things are prevalent in our society and should have their space in literature as well Disgusting figures in literature have their right to exist, because there are disgusting people in reality A book is not bad because rape or sexism happen, it is bad when it uses rape for shock value with a side dish of apologist discourse and blatant, internalized, and never questioned sexism by no one.Let s begin with something light.Every time a woman talks or is about to talk, Asakawa gets pissed as hell.His wife is concerned about his weird behavior OMG, shut up I m busy investigating, woman, don t you see that s what the thinks Internally nagging about his wife Shizuko similar name to Sadako s mother, yes, but different kanji He even says that shizu comes from quiet, so she should follow her name and shut the fuck up.How about you tell your wife something important is bugging you, but you can t tell her right now, but you will, as soon as you are ready Talk to her like a fucking adult instead of dismissing her as the typical talkative wife, which she clearly isn t You patronizing prick.When Asakawa calls his in laws he is happy when Shizuko s father picks up, because the mother in law would talk too much, omg so annoying Geez, women Ugh In a short scene on the video not part of Sadako s nightmare ride you see a program on literature, with the male host, male poet, and the pretty looking bimbo girl This is how the book describes it, I shit you not Look at that useless, pretty girl Choke on that, girls.The receptionist working for Nagao appears below Stupid, talkative bitch The maybe gf of Ryuji Well, she is pure and okay, but mainly because she is oh so fucking pretty and skinny OMG soooo pretty Look at how pretty she is She is smart Who the fuck cares, pretty Breasts Legs Innocence Skinny Sadako OMG SOOOO PRETTY LIKE EVEN PRETTIER THAN RYUJI S GF OMG INSTABONER Women talkative, nagging, ugly bitches or decorative elements for male sexual satisfaction.This is sexist, for both men and women.And this shit is completely normal in the book Nobody thinks twice Of course women talk too much and annoy the poor hero Of course pretty women need to be fucked and or raped Of course women don t have any important position ever There are only there to look pretty One girl in the course was all like Well, what did you expect, it was THOSE times, and it s Japan Thank you, I know Japan has major issues with sexism This does not mean that I should accept it without any criticism and join the club Just no.Yes, there are very talkative women and women who use their looks, but a none of these two things are represented in the books, it s all male gaze and stereotyping things who aren t like that, b all the women in the novel is just too fucking much, c it s not an inherently female trait, despite what patriarchy claims, and d there s nothing inherently wrong in being pretty or using your looks as a career as long as you re not abusive.This part will contain major spoilers and a HUGE plot twist.Reader s discretion advised Asakawa is a journalist, and since Suzuki is clearly a better writer than I am, Asakawa is almost completely unable to think logically, find and understand clues, and interpret obvious messages That is why he needs help from his BFF Ryuji, a professor of philosophy and rapist.Asakawa loves to say how much he despises Ryuji and describes him as disgusting, weird, and unpleasant Why is he friends with him Because the plot says so There is no other fucking reason.While they talk about the dead kids and the tape Ryuji mentions that he did it again Asakawa explains how as a teenager he befriended Ryuji, or rather Ryuji him Asakawa was 16 17 waiting in class, reading, before school started, when a still drunk Ryuji appears He then tells him how he got drunk, took a stroll in the middle of the night, and got a feeling of raping a woman he had seen So he goes to her apartment, and wonder of wonders, the door is magically open He gets in and rapes her.Asakawa is disgusted and does absolutely nothing He doesn t tell anybody, nor does he call the police I would have accepted it, since he was still a teenager and probably scared himself But Ryuji later on continued raping, Asakawa knew that, and did jackshit to stop him Asakawa is around 33 to 35 years old, is married and has an 18 months old daughter One could think that an adult, a journalist, a man with wife and daughter would somehow CARE for something like rape Nope Not him.He doesn t call the police Ever He doesn t even think he could or should But he is oh so utterly disgusted by Ryuji, guys Now some who read the novel might say But it s not clear IF Ryuji really raped those women Well, not only is the doubt of those rapes rather weak, Asakawa STILL should have called the police numerous times He has a man confessing his crimes in detail His fucking job as a human being is to call the police, tell them everything he knows and that s it It s then the police s job to see what happened and prove Ryuji s guilt.There is literally no reason at all for Asakawa to shut his trap other than he is too fucking stupid to solve the mystery himself so he befriends a rapist for over 15 years so one day that friend can save his stupid ass from a killer video tape virus.But this isn t enough Oh, no Now we get to the grrrrreat bits with Sadako Here I warn again of major spoilers and plot twists.Sadako goes to Tokyo when she s 18 19 and joins a theater group We find out that one of the group s founder has the hots for her so of course he gets drunk and visits her in the middle of the night in her apartment The guy telling the story makes it clear that the dude wanted to rape her Everybody knew it, no one cared Shit happens, I guess, eh, ladies The next day he comes to practice, but he s all pale and suddenly he dies It s clear that his rape attempt failed and later on we find out that Sadako, who didn t go to rehearsal that day, had killed him telepathically.Congratulations, Sadako, you didn t get raped thanks to your excellent ESP skills Women, now we know how to protect us This is also a good tip for men.So to everyone reading this Remember, if you don t want to get raped, close your doors and get your supernatural skills growing.Is this the end Of course not Sadako visits her sick father in a sanatorium for people suffering from tuberculosis There works a young doctor who contracted smallpox, called Nagao He sees Sadako, talks to her and gets suddenly a dark urge , a voice telling him to do things, and all that crap also Ryuji used to excuse his rapes.Nagao lures her away and rapes her, taking her virginity Sadako fights and bites a huge chunk of flesh out of his shoulder so that the bone is visible After the rape Nagao marvels at her breasts and the sunrays touching her glistening pubic hairs just don t ask me seriously , and then he looks again at her vagina and sees two fully grown testicles.Yes, Sadako is intersex.Here comes the voice again, telling him to do dark things, so he throws her into the well, throws down some rocks and kills her that way.Now, the rape part is horrible, but I could have lived with it, if not for what happened right after Asakawa and Ryuji knew the truth Since Sadako has immense powers, than her mother, they conclude that she should have fought harder she already killed one dude, so why not kill Nagao and that she must have known she was going to get raped.Even better, she FORCED Nagao to rape and kill her, which in their opinion is the dark voice in Nagao s head telling him to do so Nagao is basically Sadako s victim She forced him to rape her because she wanted revenge.How and why Well, Japanese society and media had killed her mother and since everyone is evil she wanted to take revenge Now, Sadako is intersex, a fact that has been hinted twice Once where a friend of Asakawa describes her he looks at a photo from her time during the theatre group as unbelievably beautiful like every other guy in the story in a very exaggerated creepy way, but she lacks motherly qualities What the hell does that mean, you ask SEE COMMENT SECTION

  9. says:

    the newest chinese interpretation of the title is , void of circle, not ring or bell or whateversaid it s the 3rd chapter of the series, but no, just another remakethe film is not bad, the book is everlastingly outstanding

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    Well written, eerie and disturbing, this mysterious book that inspired the 2002 film The Ring and the 2012 film Sinister was creative and original with hauntingly vibrant imagery and memorable characters.