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. 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.

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This honestly didn’t add much save for amusement in reading the Riddick loves Riddick story.

Not sure at all why I bothered with this, although I enjoy the Riddick character and liked the movie, movie goster usually leave me cold. I read novelizations with the hope that I’ll get a few new insights into the characters and events, and maybe a deleted scene or two. I have a natural affinity for characters similar to Riddick. I did like the movie, but I expected more from the book.

Riddick eats a meal of native shellfish steamed in the thermal vents before his confrontation with Kyra. I found this book a lot more informative about Riddick’s past than the movie perhaps because it’s spelt out! His first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, introduced the Humanx Commonwealth, a galactic alliance between humans and an insectlike race called Thranx.

The Chronicles of Riddick

I’m not a big fan of this author’s writing style or the way the plot was laid out in this book. I preferred the movie. 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: Worse, the book lacks all the imagery and costumes that add so much visual appeal to the movie.

In fact, in searching my library for more novelizations by him, this one popped up. 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. Unfortunately, it’s not to be found here. Dec 16, PointyEars42 rated it did not like it Shelves: Pitch Black and subsequently The Chronicles of Riddick are favourite films in my household and I am quite fond of the character of Riddick.

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Dame Vaako ‘s scene with Th takes place after the guards on Crematoria “pop the cork;” she then places the call to Vaako’s ship, which the Purifier overhears. Well, I never knew this was a book!

Book description Edit No matter how long or how hard they strive, no matter how extensive their education as a species, no matter what they experience of the small heavens and larger hells they create for themselves, it seems that humans are destined to see their technological accomplishments always exceed their ability to understand themselves. Added some emotional depth to the characters, but no additional story.

Book Review: The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster

One by one, he pushed back hoods and examined faces. Foster began his career as an author when a letter he sent to Arkham Collection was purchased by the editor and published in the magazine in Published December 18th by Del Rey Books first published Pitch Black and subsequently The Chronicles of Riddick are favourite films in my household and I am quite fond of the character of Riddick.

That said, the book follows almost every step, every scene, on the movie. She sees him thinking through a hard situation and she assumes that under his dark glasses that his eyes are concerned for the welfare of the other escapees. Trivia About The Chronicles of Those who might be interested in this book will be people who love science fiction because this book puts special powers, intergalactic war, and space travel all in one.

So I feel like I should give Foster credit for capturing both the vibe of the film and showing such patience with our illustrious star. Foster did not let me down with the sultry blade that is Dame Vaako.

The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster

Fortunately, this book was not just about Riddick and the perspective quite often changed. You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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.

I rated it a 3 because I still got the gritty action and rididck 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.


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I’m so very ‘blah’ about this book. You see, when I watched the movie I must have missed this part, and it certainly wasn’t repeated. Riddick, who has now been imbued with magical Furyan powers thanks to a prophecy and upgraded backstory. For the run across Crematoria, the guards and convicts fhe wear respirators. He wants desperately to convince the reader that this is a gritty universe and Riddick is the grittiest.

It stays true to the storyline, but it delves deeply into the details of the movie. However, the movie was more realistic. I seem to recall reading work by Alan Dean Foster before and not finding it bad. Oct 26, Manuel rated it it was ok.

Lists with This Book. Action adventure set on other planets He explores the ruins of the city, and draws the attention of a patrol ship by rescuing a girl he thinks he recognizes from it’s path.

As with all fanatics, they believe they are doing their lord’s work. Account Options Sign in. His first novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, introduced the Humanx Commonwealth, a galactic alliance between humans and an insectlike race called Thranx.

The writing is so boring, it can’t keep my attention for more than two pages at a time. We know that Riddick is brutal and fearsome, but still capable of loyalty and deep feelings. I rididck how the third movie sort of reverted back to that nature, but then it went off the rails with some really gross misogyny. In a new epilogue scene, Riddick orders the Necro armada “to the Threshold.