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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Primal yet exacting, the ultimate word The main character, Riddick, is a lone figure – somewhat an outlaw, but somehow has a key role to the fate of the universe. Oct 26, Manuel rated it it was ok. That was only a matter of physics. Its only a short read, however it’s still very enjoyable. The last one was really….

I really enjoyed this book and gave it was four stars. Tiara is Currently Reading. Added some emotional depth to the characters, but no additional story. It was a beautiful, clear night. Unimaginative rehash of the movies.

The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster

Not that the delegate or his clerical friends could have stayed on Riddick’s track for more than a few meters had they tried to follow him. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people den explore new places and cultures.

Well, if you’ve ever seen this movie, then you’re going to love this book.

I rated it a 3 because I still got the gritty action and taciturn antihero I love so much, but I couldn’t give it a score higher than that because it provided absolutely no more depth and back story than the movie. We know that Riddick is brutal and fearsome, but still capable of loyalty and deep feelings.


I also disliked the characterisation of Lord Vaako as a hen-pecked himbo, but I suppose that’s because I’d rather see him with Riddick than Dame Vaako and Riddick would need a stronger personality in a mate than we see in this book.

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Lists with This Book. Overall it’s a fun tale with adventure and excitement. In the book, he demands to chroniclrs “what side” she is on, which holds less emotional stakes.

Learn how your comment data is processed. He knew men better than any machine. Kyra in particular is a character of interest, as is the Lord Marshall in his unwavering beliefs, but really, I am here for the Vaakos. That is not in itself a bad thing, but the storytelling needs to be as uncomplicated and weightless as the story it is conveying or the whole thing becomes a boring mess.

The mercenary however was unsuccessful and provided Riddick with transportation. I would have actually been able to forgive some pretty bad flaws because I’m so in love with the fluff and worldlore of Riddick, but this book actually ANGERED me and is a patent example of how you can butcher anything with a poor enough talent. No one can survi 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: I was disappointed though — or perhaps pleased with the final movie version of the parting between Riddick and Kyra.

Tiddick 31, Katherine Ricker rated it it was ok. For example, Riddick is a very closed person. This was a disappointment because isn’t that the very reason we prefer the books over the movies? Apr 12, stormhawk rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 10, Blake.

Book Review: The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster

chronjcles This site uses cookies. Either way, if you decide to read, it please do enjoy! As a book I’d rate it an average read. It felt too much like reading a screenplay. It’s one of those books that you’d pick up to pass the time more than anything else, unlike one that you pick up because you can’t wait to start it or see what happens.

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The circumstances that lead him to this rough k While I recognize that the movie can’t exactly be considered high art, I like it a lot. A faithful render of the screen play and nothing more.

This book is easy reading and you can easily finish it in a day or two. Several other novels, including the Icerigger trilogy, are also set in the world of the Commonwealth.

The Chronicles of Riddick (novelization)

chroncles Wendy is Currently Reading. I seem to recall reading work by Alan Dean Foster before and not finding it bad.

I did like the movie, but I expected more from the book. Having seen there was a novel adaptation, I grabbed it right away. He knew Riddick well enough to know that even had that been able to restrain him, they would not have been able to compel him to do anything he himself did not want to do. It is extremely rare for me deab say this, but, stick with the movie and don’t bother with the book. Hellhound origins are described.