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Everyone dies save one person, but you expect this, however they all die the same way.
You get a far better idea of the power of her obsession and how angry she really became. Not scary at all. I can imagine what she felt all her life. Based on the first two stright to video Japanese movies and the first Japanese cinema movie this book was quite an interesting read.
I wasn’t scared anymore. The book itself was less frightening, and I don’t think that’s a good thing. See also WorldCat this item.
But if not then this book reads a little like a grocery list.
If you’ve seen the movie “The Grudge” this is basically it in paperback. I also want to take revenge on so many people who hurt me.
The ending was very sad, and you get far more of a sense of Kayako’s feelings, thanks to her journal entries. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I felt exactly the SAME. Edition 1st DH Press ed.
View all 3 comments. However, what I like about this book is its minimalist approach in writing and the scary ambiance that this creates quite contradictory but that is how effective the writer is. Mar 26, Alexander Engel-Hodgkinson rated it it was ok.
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Sep 05, Ty Froman added it. I’m not a fan of the movie at all but I had some good feeling about the book.
So in any cases this book touched my heart. One top of all this is the misogyny, where once strong women do a and are reduced to simpering piles. Aug 09, Jooooooo rated it it was amazing. Collection inlibrary kek printdisabled ; internetarchivebooks ; china. The Americans, following the commercial success of The Ringpatronized this so it had a sequel, Ju-on: Open Preview See a Problem?
So if you like horror, I recommend this book completely.
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Good premise, no payoff. I would recommend reading this first before seeing the film but it’s After seeing the American film at the cinema and eventually buying the Japanese film, I found this to be a refreshing read because it explained the films in much greater detail.
Refresh and try again. But there were some changes, specially to one character – changing the gender and most of the back story – and the ending. So basically once you have the story of Kayako, that’s it. This book is even worst than the movie, in terms of scaring me to death! And one last ti The movie was scary, but this book isn’t. This is an adult book. And one ohlshi time it’s not scary. May 25, Aida Jacobs rated jj it was ok Shelves: It ohisni not be quite as bad as I expected, but it was definitely ‘flat’.
You get a far b The Ju-On series of movies are my favourite horror series ever, so of course, I was desperate to read the book!
The epilogue was very sweet aswell. Later I watched these movies and I just ln. One particular thing that happens I didn’t really like – it wasn’t exactly out of character, I guess, but felt unnecessary.
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All in all, I might give it an 3 out of 5 rating. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Return to Book Page. My expectations were pretty low, and they were more or less met. Kei Ohishi doesn’t waste time with small irrelivant entertainments that don’t disturb. Espically in the case of the woman who was murdered and her son which was interesting as it gave a better view of why she became the thing that she did. I’m a huge fan of the movies, seen them all, both the japonese saga and the american ohisgi, so yeah, this book was amazing for me.
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May 29, Shane rated it it was amazing. It wasn’t scary, like the films, but it was creepy, especially seeing Kayako’s diary entries, and knowing the feelings of all characters involved. I’ve read this story about five times since I brought it at a thrift store a few years ago. I am not really into horror books so I have not enough benchmarks to say that this deserves keii 5-star rating.