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Alien af Alan Dean Foster
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Alien (original 1979; udgave 1999)

af Alan Dean Foster

Serier: Aliens Movie Novelization (1), Alien Novels (film novelization 1)

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The official novelization of the famous Alien movie with Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley! A crew of spaceship Nostromo is suddenly woken up from a cryogenic sleep because of mysterious signals coming from an unknown planet and received by a ship computer. The astronauts land on the planet surface and go to investigate an alien spaceship where one of them is attacked by an alien which fasten itself on his face. When the crew returns to their ship and abandon the planet, nobody forefeels that the real horror will begin very soon ...… (mere)
Medlem:shawn.raiford
Titel:Alien
Forfattere:Alan Dean Foster
Info:J'ai lu (1999), Mass Market Paperback
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What you saw is what you get. ( )
  snorrelo | Feb 22, 2021 |
What you saw is what you get. ( )
  snorrelo | Feb 22, 2021 |
You wanna hear an undeniable fact ? Alien trilogy is absolutely and undoubtedly the scariest science fiction horror trilogy ever written, ever created, and ever told ! I remember how scared I was when I saw the Alien for the very first time, and how scared I was when I saw the Alien for the second, and for the third time. The Alien creature scared the bejesus out of me, and I still wanted to see it again and again, for I knew back then that I was watching a masterpiece and not just some science fiction movie with some less known actors and actresses. That said, the book trilogy does not disappoint, it brings Alien creature back to life and is equally scary and terrifying to read about it as it is to watch it. So if you're Alien fan, love all the movies, even the fourth installment, I immensely recommend that you take some of your precious time and devour Alan Dean Foster's book and revive all the feelings that you've had when you've seen the movie Alien and the Alien creature for the very first time. ( )
  Champ88 | Dec 25, 2019 |
Alien…a classic, epic movie. Created from a screenplay, they turned around and made the movie, then made the book off the movie/screenplay – one rarely thinks of this book offspring when they hear the word “Alien.” The movie is better too, but for fans of the series, especially completionists, this spawned book is a good addition to the shelves.

I won’t go into the details of the story – what’s the point? If you don’t know the story of Alien, rent it immediately or miss out. The book stays pretty faithful to the film. This didn’t work for the beginning, though, as reading about drug out technical aspects of landing, planning the course, and positioning lasted far too long and bored me. After page forty or so, my interest finally shipped off.

The scene where Lambert, Dallas, and Kane explore the alien vessel and find the chamber is especially eerie and great. In written form, I was able to appreciate the impressiveness and uniqueness of the ship much more than when staring at it on the screen. I think this was due in part to the author taking such time to detail the structure and how truly alien it was, emphasizing this fact further than the movie did. Creepiness was laid on thick as Kane explores the chambers; in written form that daunting climb down seemed longer in length, it’s suspense richer.
After the first half, the book starts changing small things from the movie, which is fine. Overall the deaths in the book were lackluster to the movie though. There wasn’t as much suspense and impact. There is even more kitty emphasis. Mother plays a smaller part, especially at the end. The chase scenes were great and made sense (in other words, they weren’t in trouble because they were acting stupid like some stories rely on, they were acting with intelligence but happened to be up against something stronger than they.)

And of course, there was no underwear showdown!

Character wise, Ridley was less likeable. She is flatter, bitchier, and her arrogance irritated me as well as the crew. Dallas is as likeable in written form as the flick. I cared more about Parker and Brent reading about them. Ash was well done and further fleshed out.

Oddly the alien’s appearance isn’t discussed hardly at all. Weird, right? The author goes into detail about the egg, the facehugger alive and dead. Ash eagerly dishes out revelations and theories about the being’s abilities and superiority, but when it comes to the adult’s alien appearance, it’s ridiculously vague. Was it because the author struggled with the right wording on describing the unique creature right? Writing error and accidentally leaving that description out despite the many chances to include it? Did they want to leave that particular surprise for the movie buffs, what? It bugs me.

Overall fans should read it if they own it or stumble across a copy. The book doesn’t add in any missing pieces or further insight but it’s still an enjoyable read. The characters, even the alien, are flatter – but the action segments work and it’s a fascinating story. It also has made me in the mood to watch the movie again.
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  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
Review of Audiobook narrated by Peter Guinness. The last time I saw Alien was 1982, it has taken that long to again face this claustrophobic infection. While the movie is about two hours long, the audiobook is eight - ample time to break overnight and dream, to slow down and appreciate the psychological horror as the tension builds. Occasional music sets the mood.

The best thing about Alien is the creature is rarely seen. Similar to Jaws, it is the monster of our imagination that is most frightening. The length of the novel plays into it extremely well, the alien doesn't appear until more than half way through. The action scenes are mercifully not too long or overwrought. It was a pleasure not to be bludgeoned with gory visual effects and thumping music, emerging bleary eyes 90-minutss later with PTSD. Overall I believe I enjoyed the slower pace as much if not more than the movie. It's length and literary details, the ability to go inside what characters are thinking. All the things which give the written word an advantage over film. This isn't to say that movie is bad either, the two are complimentary.

On the narration: Peter Guinness sounds a little out of place for a horror novel and the characters run together there isn't a strong differentiation. Nevertheless, he is not displeasurable to listen to and gets the job done. My preference would be Kevin Pierce, or better yet, a full cast with sound effects. The definitive audio drama has yet to be made. ( )
  Stbalbach | Dec 31, 2015 |
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"A verdade científica exige beleza, harmonia e, acima de tudo, simplicidade. O problema de humanos versus alien produzirá uma solução simples e elegante. Ou alien, ou humanos. Apenas um lado sobreviverá."
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Esta é a novelização oficial por Alan Dean Foster do filme Alien: O Oitavo Passageiro (1979), não o filme em sí. Não combine-a com o filme em sí ou adaptações.
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The official novelization of the famous Alien movie with Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley! A crew of spaceship Nostromo is suddenly woken up from a cryogenic sleep because of mysterious signals coming from an unknown planet and received by a ship computer. The astronauts land on the planet surface and go to investigate an alien spaceship where one of them is attacked by an alien which fasten itself on his face. When the crew returns to their ship and abandon the planet, nobody forefeels that the real horror will begin very soon ...

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