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- Description<b>The Inspiration for the New Major Motion Picture RINGS</b> 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 ather 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. The success of Koji Suzuki's vel the <i>Ring</i> has lead to manga, television and film adaptations in Japan, Korea, and the U.S.
- Author BiographyKoji Suzuki was born in 1957 in Hamamatsu, southwest of Tokyo. He attended Keio University where he majored in French. After graduating he held numerous odd jobs, including a stint as a cram school teacher. Also a self-described jock, he holds a first-class yachting license and crossed the U.S., from Key West to Los Angeles, on his motorcycle.The father of two daughters, Suzuki is a respected authority on childrearing and has written numerous works on the subject. He acquired his expertise when he was a struggling writer and househusband. Suzuki also has translated a children's book into Japanese, <i>The Little Sod Diaries</i> by the crime novelist Simon Brett.In 1990, Suzuki's first full-length work, <i>Paradise</i> won the Japanese Fantasy Novel Award and launched his career as a fiction writer. <i>Ring</i>, written with a baby on his lap, catapulted him to fame, and the multi-million selling sequels <i>Spiral </i>and<i> Loop</i> cemented his reputation as a world-class talent. Often called the Stephen King of Japan, Suzuki has played a crucial role in establishing mainstream credentials for horror novels in his country. He is based in Tokyo but loves to travel, often in the United States. <i>Birthday</i> is his sixth novel to appear in English.
- Author(s)Koji Suzuki
- Date of Publication25/04/2004
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHorror & Ghost Stories
- Series TitleRing Trilogy
- Series Part/Volume Number01
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Weight345 g
- Width134 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Translated byGlynne Walley
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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