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Spiral - (Ring Trilogy) by Koji Suzuki (Paperback)

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  • The Inspiration for the New Major Motion Picture RINGS Dr. Ando who has yet to recover from his son's death at sea, conducts an autopsy on an old friend who has died under unusual circumstances.
  • About the Author: Koji Suzuki was born in 1957 in Hamamatsu, southwest of Tokyo.
  • 283 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Horror
  • Series Name: Ring Trilogy

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About the Book



"Originally published in Japan as Rasen by Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 1995"--Title page verso.



Book Synopsis



The Inspiration for the New Major Motion Picture RINGS

Dr. Ando who has yet to recover from his son's death at sea, conducts an autopsy on an old friend who has died under unusual circumstances. The corpse, that of cynical philosophy professor Ryuji Takayama, has something to tell him. And Ryuji isn't the only one who chooses to make a reappearance in this story.

You don't know what the RING is yet. The terms of the curse of the videotape undergo a jaw-dropping reconfiguration in this novel, the horror master's stunning reinvention of his own bestselling tale. Spiral is written as a stand-alone work; for Ring fans, its' a sequel that redefines the word.



Review Quotes




"Suzuki is called the Stephen King of his country, but that's not really accurate; King isn't nearly as adept at creating complex characters, explaining scientific principles or writing the kind of dialogue that might actually be spoken by humans." - Las Vegas Mercury

"...Suzuki is plowing a path that nobody else has traveled, ..." - Agony Columns

"Suzuki's ambitious trilogy does succeed, and it's hard not to be impressed with his aplomb in turning a straight supernatural horror mystery around into a piece of pure science fiction." - TIMES
"...a unique, alchemical quality... he has demonstrated a miraculous power for transmuting the very common into the very frightening." -- Rue Morgue"An enduring modern archetype"-- SF Reader



About the Author



Koji 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.

In 1990, Suzuki's first full-length work, Paradise won the Japanese Fantasy Novel Award and launched his career as a fiction writer. Ring, written with a baby on his lap, catapulted him to fame, and the multi-million selling sequels Spiral and Loop 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. Birthday is his sixth novel to appear in English.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 283
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Horror
Series Title: Ring Trilogy
Publisher: Vertical
Format: Paperback
Author: Koji Suzuki
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 51096541
UPC: 9781942993933
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-4483
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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