The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster Genre: Science fiction, space opera, dystopia Publisher: Del Rey Books (December ). The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Chronicles of Riddick is a novelization of the film, The Chronicles of Riddick. It was written by Alan Dean Foster, a science fiction/horror/fantasy/mystery.

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His dull style and repetitive descriptions slow down the flow so much it’s like wading through treacle.

Every writing teacher says show don’t tell, but this book was just the opposite. People who hate themselves. Other books in the series.

The mercenary however was unsuccessful and provided Riddick with transportation. I knew Riddick was different, but I didn’t know what he was. That was the point of the movie that this novel was based on. Too silently as well, he actually takes away noise rather than creates it.

Not sure at all why I bothered with this, although I enjoy the Riddick character and liked the movie, movie novelizations usually leave fster cold.

Its only a short read, however it’s still very enjoyable.

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I liked how the third movie sort of reverted back to that nature, but then ddan went off the rails with some really gross misogyny. I found this book a lot more informative about Riddick’s past than the movie perhaps because ridick spelt out!

During the Necromonger invasion, Abu al-Walid and his family are stated to be fleeing towards an evacuation point for VIPs. While I recognize that the movie can’t exactly be considered high art, I like it a lot. Jul 25, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: He accesses the bounty announcement, tries to find out alzn put the bounty on his head, and can not, but he does find out where the bounty originated from, so he goes there.

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Very unfulfilling – not the least because it seemed to have so much potential. A story of a superman — he can see in the dark; he can dislocate his joints and still have strength to manhandle his enemies; he can kill wild beasts: Riddick eats a meal of native shellfish steamed in the desn vents before his confrontation with Kyra. Just go watch the director’s cut of the movie instead.

May 28, Charli rated it it was ok Shelves: The content is the same as the movie, which in turn leads me to believe the book was written from the movie script. Riddick is on some small frozen ice ball world, away from everyone, but some bounty hunters find him and with such a large price on his head for capture, they figure that it worthwhile to go get him.

Riddick, who has now been imbued with magical Furyan powers thanks to a prophecy and upgraded backstory. They also have extraordinary weapons that overwhelm the defenders of the planets they conquer. Refresh and try again. Like superhero blockbuster movies these kind of stories move with simple broad strokes, and this is just as true with Riddick as with any of these stories.

Poorly written, uninteresting story, cuts to four different “settings” within the first 12 paged chapter.

I didn’t finish the movie because there was nudity, I didn’t finish the book because it was so boring. As with all fanatics, they believe they are doing their lord’s work. This is a rivdick enough story, but you can figure out how it ends, it is just a matter of what magic will Mr.


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Account Options Sign in. In the shootout with the guards on Crematoria, all the mercs die including the co-pilot before Riddick reaches the command center. Like Liked by 1 person Reply. His first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, introduced the Humanx Commonwealth, a galactic alliance between humans and an insectlike race called Thranx.

This has to rate as one of the worst movie novelisations I’ve read in years, it’s as though the author just took the screenplay and wrote the book with his eyes closed. About Alan Dean Foster.

Book Review: The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster

Either way, if you decide to read, it please do enjoy! Anyway, after surviving the monster infested planet in Pitch BlackRiddick has sequestered himself away from humanity, but is dragged back in thanks to the arrival of the Necromongers, a powerful race of beings bent on purifying the galaxy and preparing everyone for the great beyond.

The Guv is described as older, having been incarcerated for a much longer period; his briefing about the rules of the slam is longer. No one laan survive on the surface during daylight, or they are reduced to their basic chemicals, death is a by og of that occurrence, named Crematoria, appropriately enough.

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