Alien AUTHOR Keith R.A. DeCandido (E–pub New) Ö Keith R.A. DeCandido
Every so often I have to my Alien fix This was
a well written book with nonstop action as well as great well written book with nonstop action as well as a great surrounding the main character Amanda Ripley who hasn t seen her mom since she left on her mission on the Nostromo 15 years arlier And we know what happened then She is a great character strong and intelligent like her mom and kicks some Alien ass Enjoyed the background storyline about Amanda and her growing up without her mom or really anyone lse to take care of her xcept her alcoholic "STEPDAD THIS BOOK IS BASED ON A VIDEO GAME "This book is based on a video game I don t play those much any I have heard it is super scary though Very fast read which I could not put down Glad these crazy books still are so Going Berserk enjoyable to me Alien book publishing has gone through a sort of renaissance in the past few years due in large part to the solidffort of the people at Titan Publishing Authors like Tim Lebbon Christopher Golden Alex White Alan Dean Foster and now Keith RA DeCandido have been publishing some real powerhouse novels that are fun to read and add to Alien lore in xciting ways Now nter Alien Isolation I was really looking forward to this an adaptation of an incredible videogame based on one of my favourite franchises of all time Unfortunately the book inherits many of the flaws of the game namely a shallow unevenly paced story and uninteresting characters Personally I was ager to see how the author would translate the game s impeccable sense of tension and dread into prose form However having. The product of a troubled and violent youth Amanda Ripley is hell bent on discovering what happened to her missing mother Ellen Ripl.
Read Alien AUTHOR Keith R.A. DeCandidoRead the final product that didn
T Seem To Be Muchseem to be much a priority There is only the barest sense of atmosphere Enemies that are formidable and fearsome in the game are severely downplayed in the book Little details are weirdly off too the Working Joes are described as having purple skin and the brunette Amanda is described as blonde Might have been understandable if the author was working off of prototypes and concept art but the game was released nearly 5 years ago Speaking of #Which The Way Amanda Was #the way Amanda was was another letdown The flashbacks detailing her past are repetitive and largely superfluous to the main story Someone takes advantage of Amanda Amanda finds out Amanda grows increasingly distrustful of others We only needed to be shown this once really but instead we re treated to flashback after flashback saying the same thing I don t nvy the task of an author who has to condense a large game into a readable 300 page novel But I feel like this was a missed opportunity it s just not scary or Autobiography and Other Writings engaging like the game and it doesn t improve upon the weak story and characters I m so veryxcited for this story to get the fleshing out that it deserves but some of the rumors about Zula s involvement worry me a little The Defiance comic was one of my favorite Alien verse comic arcs of all time and I really hope that her character isn t altered from how she appeared there Her and Davis s characters and Amanda s personality as well are getting glossed over with so little detail or care in. Ey She joins a Weyland Yutani team sent to retrieve the Nostromo flight recorder only to find space station Sevastopol in chaos with. The current Resistance arcAnd Amanda Ripley is really special to
Me As A Character For Having So Little Back Storyas a character for having so little back story on screen dialogue in the game the writers of Isolation s cutscenes managed to create a very real and solid character Honestly the whole speaking cast seemed very solid and movie script ready with clear motives and personalities Waits as an antagonist who still had in mind for the greater good Ricardo who s loyalty to rules nds up turned over in place of interest of survival but never wavering from good intentions Samuels the android who was willing to lose verything just to give Amanda a sense of closure Taylor the young and ambitious legal rep from the Company with a secret they ve all been there for four years waiting for a film or a book and I m so glad that they re finally getting onePlus in Out of Shadows I think that was the one it was stablished that Ellen Ripley s parents had a house in France And I know that canon isn t really a concept in the Alien comics and novels but I had know that canon isn t really a concept in the Alien comics and novels but I had hoped that considering how close together the release dates of all the recent material have been that there would be SOME continuity Fingers crossed that DeCandido will do this justice and the copyright holders that commissioned it I m assuming Fox and Creative Studios gave him nough free reign to do something great with itI m also likely going to preorder a copy in or ven just reuest that my store has it short listed so I can get it on the release dayEDIT FULL REVIEW TO COM. A Xenomorph aboard Flashbacks reveal Amanda’s history and vents that forced her mother to take the assignment aboard the Nostrom.