I purchased this ebook expecting a good but scare free story. Was I wrong.
Ring is the story of a cursed video tape that after watching gives you one week before death. Asakawa watches this tape shortly after discovering the deaths of four teenagers who had watched the video. What follows is a week of investigation and discovery.
The story is much the same as the films with several major differences and includes a lot more explanation than the movies. The largest difference is the main protagonist who is now a man instead of the woman in both American and Japanese films, I can't say whether this is better or worse but it is definitely a different take.
Was it scary? In places there is a terrible feeling of dread that only your imagination can create, unlike the movie where you are open to someone elses interpretation. I would say the best way to read this is in the dark with only a reading light for maximum effect.
This book also incorporates (although in a slightly different way) the story that is told in 'Ring 0
' of Sadako's origins.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the 'Ring
' and 'The Ring
' films and anyone who is a fan of horror in general.