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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Keii for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Ju-on Volume 1 by Kei Ohishi. When a senior citizen outreach volunteer goes to work in a house in a quiet residential area, she soon starts to hear odd noises.

Ju-on : a novel

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.

Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ju-on Volume 1please sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 17, K. Absolutely rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Jzhunagev who explores horror genre. You must have seen this boy quite a number of times.

Hope not in your dreams but in those funny startling email jokes. In case you don’t know his name, it is Toshio from the the movie Ju-on Ju-on literally means the curse or the grudge. It is said that when one person dies with a deep and burning grudge, a curse is born.

This curse accumulates in the place where that person lived, and becomes a “karma. If most You must have seen this boy quite a number of times. If most of movie adaptations come from successful books, Ju-on case was the reversed. It was originally released as two low-budget straight-to-video Japanese television movies in Due to the success of the two videos, a movie adaptation was made in Japan and was distributed in the US.

The Americans, following the commercial success of The Ringpatronized this so it had a sequel, Ju-on: Like The Ringit was not as scary as the Japanese version though. In short, this Ju-On: A Novel is the novelization of the two videos and movies.

Ju-on Volume 1 : Kei Ohishi :

This is a story of a extremely shy and introverted young lady, Kayako. She marries a sadistic man, Takeo who has a medical condition called oligospermia or low sperm oihshi.

Enraged with jealousy, Takeo tortures and kills Kayako while Toshio, fearing for his life, is hiding in the attic. I am not really into horror books so I have not enough benchmarks to say that this deserves a 5-star rating.

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. Plot also puts you on the edge of your seat. This is the type of story that if your daughter suddenly slams the door of her room, you would get startled.


Ju-on Volume 1

Because she normally does that and I am used to it by now. I started reading the book in the morning today and I could not put it down and shift to another like whenever I try to continue reading Haruki Murakami’s Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. Ju-On is an easy yet engaging book. The format is also interesting.

Each chapter is entitled with the name of the character who, following the trend that you will realize while reading, will most likely die. So, when you are reading and you see the name of a character, you will say: As in most cases, the book is better than film. View all 32 comments. Mar 02, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Many believers in the paranormal claim that when a building or place has been the site of violent or disturbing happenings, traces of these events will continue to haunt the place.

Ju-ona creepy and mystifying Japanese novel, is about exactly that. It’s a book that inspired the film The Grudgeand it’s a well-written and captivating story to read.

Dec 31, Paulo “paper books always” Carvalho rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I bought this book I wanted to know if a book can be as scary as a picture movie. I have seen both the Grudge version and both are scarier the japanese is more scarier and simpler.

This book adds many things to the plot and after reading this book I u nderstand more of the ju-on and the whys and some questions I wondered after seeing the movie. Well the initial parts are way better and the plot was well conceived.

I enjoyed the book and read only at night. It has some parts When I bought this book I wanted to know if a book can be as scary as a picture movie. It has some parts that make you kind of scare or disgusted if you want. There is a part in the end when the ju-on says that of all human emotionsnone is more primitive and has a longer effect on the body than hatred.

The immutable proof of this can be seen in the millennia-old hatred between the jews and the palestians, serbians and muslins, the hutu and tutsi and other parties Even love cannot erase such intense hatred.

Mere love is powerless against hatred. I would advice this book to anyone who wants to know more of japan ghost phishi and learn more of the Ju-On saga. In the end is a good horror story. May 04, Jackal rated it liked it. I was at Half Price books, lounging back and forth across the horror section when I came across this book. I’m not a fan of the movie at all but I had some ohisgi feeling about the book. The cover says that it’s “Based on the International Film Sensation” but don’t let that faze you.


If you hoishi it you never would have known that it didn’t come first without the cover screaming it at you. This curse accumulates in the place where that person lived, and becomes a ‘karma’. Anyone who comes in contact with this curse dies, and the curse is recreated anew.

It’s no simple “haunted house,” mind you! It’s graphic detail, indepth background information and writing style is completely original and it was just what I needed at the time. I was already reading a few other books but this book is a short read with a lot in it.

Kei Ohishi doesn’t waste time with small irrelivant entertainments that don’t disturb. And nu, this book was pretty disturbing.

So if you like horror, I recommend this book completely. There are a series of characters. Most of them I didn’t really like not to say I dislikedbut I did come across a couple characters I became onn fond of.

So maybe there’s enough characters that you gotta like at least a couple. All in all, I might give it an 3 out of 5 rating.

There was nothing really bad about it except some parts were a little repetitive. But the writing is straight to the point enough that you get the idea and you can buzz over some parts. But the book was good enough in that there were points that would just completely get me and I’d have to pause from reading to utter a wide-eyed “woah! View all 3 comments. Jan 06, Dorian de Jandreau rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not scary at all.

It was very sad Some scenes made my face pale from emotions kdi characters felt. I would hug her and wouldn’t let her be so sad and angry anymore. I can imagine what she felt all her life. I felt exactly the SAME. I understand her hatred because I feel the same. If dead people can take revenge for real, my soul after death will do the same as Kayako did. I also want to take revenge on ohisni many people ohhishi hurt me. So in any cases this book touched my heart.

I was reading this book like crazy because I wanted to see how the author and the movie are similar. But in the book I found out more facts about Kayako’s life, more details, so of course a book is much better. I cannot wait when the second book will be translated into English. I so want to read more because this author writes in a very simple sentences, oyishi easy text to read, everything easy to understand and maybe a onn who cannot speak English very good, could read this book without problems.