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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I only gave this book three stars because it felt like something was missing that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. The book didn’t have any extra info, it was just like watching the movie but slower and less fun. Not that these new elements don’t work for the story. There was no equation to explain Riddick. Differences of note include: Two stars because there were some parts that were readable, but this cake is not worth the bake unless you are a true Riddick fan.

Jul 17, Robotspider rated it it was ok. Riddick takes their spacecraft. People who hate themselves. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Chronicles of Riddick.

When Riddick is interrogated by the Quasi-Deadthey see a different vision of the past; he is also able to scan them back to gain information about his captors. Lists with This Book. Well, in this case, watch the movie and skip the book.

This book which seems to be the same as the director’s cut of the movie reads as chroniclew un-edited YA novel.

Too silently as well, he actually takes away noise rather than creates it. Didn’t seem to better explain the universe they chroniles in, how people chronnicles to be or what would happen next. Very unfulfilling – not the least because it seemed to have so much potential. The spice is too strong. I like this type of writing because it keeps you guessing. However, we can assume how he may be feeling through his long-time friend Kyra. A bit of the mystery has been solved. Added some emotional depth to the characters, but no additional story.


That said, the book follows almost every step, every scene, on the movie.

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. I normally love Alan Dean Foster but I was disappointed in this.

The bad guys, the Neckomongers, are just trying to kill everyone because their religion says something about death is the way to paradise, or something? I was disappointed though — or perhaps pleased with the final movie version of the parting between Riddick and Kyra. To ask other readers questions about The Chronicles of Riddickplease sign up. I am a big lover of the initial parts of the Riddick series Pitch Black and the director’s cut of Chronicles of Riddick and a fan of Alan Dean Foster’s work.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The movie moment is powerful and the line “Are you with me Kyra? If the universe and the story were more interesting it may be worth it to slog through. When I pick up a book based on a movie, rather than watch a movie based on a book, I expect the book to still offer a little something more than the movie. The writing is so boring, it can’t keep my attention for more than two pages at a time.

The Chronicles of Riddick

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Riddick is weird Like Like Reply. Fortunately, this book was not just about Riddick and the perspective quite often changed. Return to Book Page. When the Helion police search his home, Riddick does not taunt them by putting out the candles but simply kills them in the already-dark room.

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His fosger novel, The Tar-Aiym Krang, introduced the Humanx Commonwealth, a galactic alliance between humans and an insectlike race called Thranx. I’m so very ‘blah’ about this book. As the leader of the Necromongers learns the secret of Riddick, the leader sends soldiers out to kill him but things turn out to be way different than the leader wished. Ridcick 05, RedRabbit13 rated it it was amazing Shelves: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Intense read I think scifi fans should definitely read but an amazing story for all. Very solid Science Fiction.

The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster

I found this book a lot more informative about Riddick’s past than the movie perhaps because it’s spelt out! This is not the Alan Dean Foster I remember. Trivia About The Chronicles of During the Necromonger invasion, Abu al-Walid and his family are stated to be fosster towards an evacuation point for VIPs.

Jan 21, Gregory K. Thank you for taking an incredible intellectual property and riddifk your behind with it. This interest is carried over to his writing, Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City inbut raised mainly in California. Allow me to quote a choice passage: