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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The Chronicles of Riddick (novelization)

To ask other readers questions about The Chronicles of Riddickplease sign up. How many book are in the sires and are they appropriate for middle school. See 1 question about The Chronicles of Riddick…. Lists with This Book. Jun 16, Clint rated it did not like it Recommends it for: People who hate themselves. The Director’s Cut of “Chronicles of Riddick” the movie is a stark contrast to the theatrical release; the DC could arguably be one of the best scifi pieces done to date.

Having seen there was a novel adaptation, I grabbed it right away. I seem to recall reading work by Alan Dean Foster before and not finding it bad. It does to the screenplay what the theatrical version did: Allow me to quote a choice passage: 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.

Easier to move a mountain. That was only a matter of physics. There was no equation to explain Riddick. It was a beautiful, clear night. Clear as noontime to Riddick, who shunned the daylight. A quick check behind him showed that no one was following him.

Imam knew better, he assumed. 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. The big man moved too fast, too silently. He could not disappear in a blur like an Elemental–but it would seem to others that he could come close. Too silently as well, he actually takes away noise rather than creates it. 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.

Thank you, Alan Dean Foster. Thank you for taking an incredible intellectual property and wiping your behind with it. Jan 31, Wendy rated it liked it Doster In my quest to read more movie novelizations this year, it’s unsurprising that Foster’s name would pop up chornicles the list. In fact, in searching my library for more novelizations by him, this one popped up. Pitch Black and subsequently The Chronicles of Riddick are favourite films in my household and I am quite fond of the character of Riddick.


I suspect Vin Diesel, the actor who plays him, is quite fond of Riddick too, and it shows with Chronicles.

I could have done with a little less of Riddick be In my quest to read more movie novelizations this year, it’s unsurprising that Foster’s name would pop up on the list. I could chromicles done with a little less of Riddick being Riddick in what was perhaps Diesel’s attempt to bring back the macho tough guy of the 80s, but with less campiness, and more attempted intellectual and occasionally gross sexist I’ll never watch the third movie, Riddick, again for the latter reason comments and actions.

Anyway, after surviving the monster infested planet in Pitch Black, Riddick has sequestered himself away from humanity, but is dragged back in thanks to the arrival of the Necromongers, a powerful race of beings bent on purifying the galaxy and preparing everyone for the great beyond. As with all fanatics, they believe they are doing their lord’s work. Riddick, who has now been imbued with magical Furyan powers thanks to a prophecy and upgraded backstory.

Not that these new elements don’t work for the story. They do make sense, but it’s how Riddick is now portrayed that has me rolling my eyes. And yet, it’s for this very thing that I give Foster credit. Part of writing a novelization is being able to capture the feel of the film, right down to Riddick’s new found ability to be faster than fastness and more quiet than silence as he skillfully murderdeathkills vast hordes of bad guys.

One by one, he pushed back hoods and examined faces. He had no divining equipment with him, needed none. He knew men better than any machine. So I feel like I should give Fster credit for capturing both the vibe of the film and showing such patience with our illustrious star. Fortunately, this book was not just about Riddick and the perspective quite often changed.

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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. Foster did not let me down with the sultry blade that is Dame Vaako. I read novelizations with the dexn that I’ll get a few new insights into the characters and events, and maybe a deleted scene or two.

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

I was disappointed though — or perhaps pleased with the final movie version of the parting between Riddick and Kyra. The movie moment is powerful and the line “Are you with me Kyra? In the book, he demands to know “what side” she is on, which holds less emotional stakes. I’m guessing that was a last minute script change that made it into the movie, much like Leia and Han’s “I love you” “I know,” which was not in the novelization. Apr 28, P. Winn rated it it was amazing.


Intense read I think scifi fans should definitely read but an amazing story for all. Oct 26, Manuel rated it it was ok.

Too close to the movie I did like the movie, but I expected more from the book. That said, the book follows almost every step, every scene, on the movie.

So it is hard to justify the time spent on the book. Sep 25, Sandra rated it really liked it Shelves: Foster has done an excellent job of retelling the story from the movie. However, I was expecting a bit more. After all, Foster has been around a long time writing scifi and I’m sure he could’ve expanded the story rather than just retelling.

Still it gets 4 stars because it is beautifully crafted. Sep 18, Cassandra rated it it was amazing. Well, if you’ve ever seen this movie, then you’re allan to love this book. It stays true to the storyline, but it delves deeply into the details of the movie. It is vulgar in foter, but other than that, it was a pretty amazing book.

May 28, Charli rated it dsan was ok Shelves: I normally love Alan Dean Foster but I was disappointed in this. Every writing teacher says cchronicles don’t tell, but this book was just the opposite. Everything was told, over and over and chronnicles, to the detriment of what is actually a decent story.

Jan 31, Matthew Tait rated it it was amazing. Reams more information than the movie. Very solid Science Fiction.

Dec 29, Selene rated it it was ok. I preferred the movie. Jul 15, Joey Brockert rated it liked it. 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: The bad guys, the Neckomongers, are just trying riddck kill everyone because their religion says something about death is the way to paradise, or something? Od also have extraordinary weapons that overwhelm the defenders of the planets they conquer.

There is a planet that is used as a prison. 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: No one can survive on the surface during daylight, or they are reduced to their basic chemicals, death is a by product of that occurrence, named Crematoria, appropriately enough.

Riddick is on some small frozen ice ball world, away from everyone, but some bounty hunters find him and with such a large price on his head for capture, they figure that it worthwhile to go get him.

But they end up dead, and Mr.

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