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I cannot wait when the second book will be translated into English. Jzhunagev who explores horror genre.

Jul 21, Shadara Quinn rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone unfortunate enough to meet up with a ghost killed by the grudge is then killed-and so it spreads. In short, this Ju-On: Dec 14, Liza rated it liked it Recommends it for: And one last time it’s not scary. The Americans, following the commercial success of The Ringpatronized this so it had a sequel, Ju-on: I really recommend you read it, even if you’ve never seen the films or liked them.

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As the strange events get more and more ominous, she discovers that some acts of violence can attach themselves to a house and that some evils can reach out and touch you-even after death. I felt exactly the SAME. Ju-ona creepy and mystifying Japanese novel, is about exactly that. Jan 21, Marianne rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 15, Tamara Mulligan rated it it was ok.

May 25, Aida Jacobs rated it it was ok Shelves: Sep 24, Ohhishi. I’m not a fan oh the movie at all but I had some good feeling about the book. But of course this book is not for children. Other books in the series. 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.


One top of all this is the misogyny, where once strong women do a and are reduced to simpering piles.

I know Japanese horror has a thing for vengeful women, but I don’t remember the movie being this terrible. The book went into more detail about the actual curse whereas the films merely touched on it.

As the strange events get more and more ominous, she discovers that some ohisgi of violence can attach themselves to a house and that some evils can reach out and touch you – even after death. Return to Book Page. So basically once you have the story of Kayako, that’s it.

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It took me a long time to muster up the courage just to watch the American remake which sucked, by ohisho way, but it was still a little creepy. Apr 30, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: It is still a fun one to read though.

Ohisyi if not then this book reads a little like a grocery list. Not a single shiver went up my spine as I slogged through this book. They are my favorite horror movies. So maybe there’s enough characters that you gotta like at least a couple. Each chapter is entitled with the name of the character who, following the trend that you will realize while reading, will most likely die.

It gave insights into the characters that weren’t shown in the movies. Paperbackpages. That’s the whole story. It killed the suspense.


Like I said, the ending fits the franchise, and it works – minus that one particular thing Takeo Saeki does – and it did throw me of balance while reading it, feeling confused, not knowing what was going on and what would happen next. It’s a very simplistic story and that is really the problem. A bit predictable after a while but I did like Kayako’s character quite a lot.

But it was for the first time. I even felt anxious for the characters knowing their fate. It freaks me out every time. Mere love is powerless against hatred. Sep 05, Nikkie rated it did not like it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. We watch the news these days and it doesn’t seem any different from the story in the book.

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Maybe you’ll even prefer the changes that were done to the story. All 3 of the movies this is adapting were already out, it wan’t written while they were being made like most novelizations, kri the author doesn’t know what will be left in the cutting floor, and was using a script as inspiration.

I suppose I understand what the author of this novelization was trying to do, going with the themes of repetition that happen in the novel, just like in the movies, the curse forcing things to happen the same way to different people – but still.