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"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
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.
The father of two daughters, Suzuki is a respected authority on childrearing and has written numerous works on the subject. He acquired his expertise when he was a struggling writer and househusband. Suzuki also has translated a children's book into Japanese, The Little Sod Diaries by the crime novelist Simon Brett.
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.
Koji Suzuku's "The Ring" chilled countless readers, with its story of a cursed videotape which kills whoever sees it. Read morePublished on March 4 2007 by EA Solinas
Koji Suzuku's "The Ring" chilled countless readers, with its story of a cursed videotape which kills whoever sees it. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2007 by EA Solinas
Koji Suzuku's "The Ring" chilled countless readers, with its story of a cursed videotape which kills whoever sees it. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2005 by EA Solinas
This book is very engaging for those who enjoyed the book "Ring", or have seen either movie made in US or Japan. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by laroja
this was definitly one of the best books ive ever read. so many twists and turns. i personally think it was better than the first book, ring. i HIGHLY suggest reading it.Published on June 18 2004
although completly different than ring 2 this is a much more complex and scary story. after reading ring and spiral i will definatly be looking for anything else by this writer.Published on May 4 2004 by Kenneth M. Allen