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Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: The Novelization Hardcover – 1 Aug 2014


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  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Archaia; Deluxe edition (1 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608864189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608864188
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 107,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jim Henson is the founder of The Jim Henson Company and created puppet characters for Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock and other programs.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE on 4 July 2014
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Length: 5:37 Mins
Some movies have become good novels, especially the many 80s fantasy movies my childhood was lucky enough to be saturated by. Bizarrely, The Dark Crystal, a movie rich with subtext, allegory, and vision, becomes a rather workmanlike novel written by ACH Smith, a novelist and playwrite who really ought to be capable of better.

Most novelizations are born from the expanded screenplay of a movie before shooting restrictions and editing room decisions cut it down. If you're looking for an expansion on Jen and Kira's quest to heal the crystal before the Great Conjunction then you won't find it here. I'd suggest checking out the amazing The World of the Dark Crystal, which is everything a Dark Crystal fan could want.

The novel was out of print for many years, but that has all been corrected with this lovely new hardback edition which features illustrations by Brian Froud and new text on the author and notes from Jim Henson. It's a must-have for fans of the film. ACH Smith went on to adapt Labyrinth into a novel (I hear Kate Moss did the same...joke!) which has also been reprinted with the same treatment. The Dark Crystal novel is worth the time and money, but hardly essential reading.
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Adds more information to the myth that is The Dark Crystal - the film seemed very rushed where the book fleshes out the story with some lovely illustrations at the end of the book.
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By B. ROWLING on 26 Feb. 2015
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Loved the film so now I can read the book .
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By marmitelover on 24 Oct. 2014
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Amazing I love the film get item for a fan very very happy with this purchase :)
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