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Red Riding Hood Kindle Edition

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A literary novelisation of the hit Warner Brothers film directed by Catherine Hardwicke

About the Author

Sarah Blakley-Cartwright is twenty-two years old and is a recent graduate of Barnard College, the greatest place on earth. She now lives in New York City and writes in Vancouver, BC. Despite what the book may say, she actually prefers wolves to people.

David Leslie Johnson wrote his first screenplay at the age of nineteen before graduating from the Ohio State University with a BFA in Photography and Cinema. But he feels he truly learned his trade under the guidance of director and writer Frank Darabont, whom he assisted for five years. He lives in California with his wife and son.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 685 KB
  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Publisher: Atom (24 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004N62CTY
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #241,280 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As the other review here states, the author / publishers have left out the final chapter of this book and it won't be made available until mid-april (after the movie release), they are somehow getting away with this by calling the ending a 'bonus chapter'. I'm not particularly impressed at having to wait over a month to finish a book by reading the final chapter on a website. Perhaps they should have just waited to release the book AFTER the movie...
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I bought this book as I am eager to see the film and mad about Red Riding hood. No fair, the last chapter is missing! Why not just release the book AFTER the film comes into the cinemas?? Now I have to log onto a website to read the last chapter, and unless I print it out, my book will be forever lacking the end of the story. Very annoyed about this, what a stupid way to market a book! The Tron Legacy novelisation was the same, but at least I saw that in a shop and avoided buying it. This should be mentioned, it is NOT a complete story! VERY stupid! Still looking forward to reading it, but will not even bother to start until I've seen the film and been to the website for my last chapter!!! N Evans
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Word of warning - if this is like the US edition this book does NOT include the final chapter just a link to a webpage. The final chapter will not be available to read until AFTER the movie comes out. Do not waste your money.
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The Catherine Hardwick penned foreword informs us that the Author Sarah Blakeley-Cartwright is a friend of hers, recently graduated with a degree in creative writing. If that's true then what we have is a bad case of networking which has led to an unsuitable novelist being chosen to write a major movie novelisation. A writer given the responsibility of penning a mass market release simply because she's friends with the film's director is highly irregular. It is unlikely that she would have been chosen otherwise, and she clearly needs more practice.

The novel and the movie were developed simultaneously, by DiCaprio's Appian Way film company, and serve to promote each other. The final chapter appears to be missing, instructing us to journey to a website to discover the missing chapter, only to be told (as of 8th April 2011) that the final chapter will only appear after the 18th April release of the movie!

Now, as marketing tricks go, that is quite inventive. I fully intend to see both the movie in cinemas and to travel back to the website to read the final chapter. But it is fairly underhanded to release an incomplete novel which withholds the finale. It is unacceptable to practice this tactic and many of the public reviews of this product have been very damning. And for one very good reason; you never discover who the wolf is! No doubt this revelation appears in the final chapter of the book, and in the final scene of the movie. To withhold the `great reveal' almost renders the entire book redundant. This is quite frustrating after reading through 330 bland pages only to be denied the denouement.
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Okay, I got this on my Kindle to read whilst on holiday with a friend, and enjoyed it immensely. I know that people who got the book before the film was released complained because it left out the last chapter, but I had it all because it was a while after the film's release.

I was worried at first, because it was based on the film rather than the other way around as things usually are, that the book would be bland and just like a script. IT WASN'T! The writer is very talented, and managed to make the plot seem eerie and creepy, but still draws you in.

The romance was played out well, except my only reason I cannot give 5 stars is simply because Peter could not stay. I was heart-broken at that.

The identity of the Wolf actually took my by surprise, and I was glad that although we had to wait for the last haoter to find out who it was, it didn't seem draggy - I really enjoyed trying to solve the mystery. It took me by surpirse.

I haven't seen the film, actually, but after reading the book I plan on seeing it as soon as possible! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to be chilled to the bone, but warmed by the heart-felt romance :) XMX
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I quite enjoyed this book, right up to the final page when I discovered the ending is missing. A whodunnit without the reveal? At the end, you don't know who the Wolf is - because the publisher has withheld the final chapter till after the movie is released.

If you want to read the final chapter, you'll have to read it from the publisher's website, but not till after the movie is released.

Dont buy this book - leaving out the last chapter with no warning to people buying the book is totally unacceptable marketing.
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After watching the movie I was really interested to read 'Red Riding hood' especially when I learned the unusual fact that the book was written as an adaption of the film, rather than the other way around.

Therefore, despite not being overly impressed with the film, the book captivated me right away and I really enjoyed the back-story the book provided on Valerie's and her sister Lucie's life. It had a slower build up which made the death of Valerie's sister that much more dramatic as she was a character that you had actually seen and cared about, rather than the movie's version of events in which her part was pretty much that of a dead girl.
Also the romance in the book blossomed much slower than is seen in the movie, adding a realism to it that made the book really enjoyable. Continually the relationships between all the characters felt deeper and there was more connection between the villagers, giving them a sense of unity that I felt the film had lacked.

However the story still left me disappointed. I felt that many of the plotlines were predictable (and not just because I had seen the film) however, the one answer that constantly eluded me was, who was the wolf? There were so many possibilities that I was just itching to know and in this respect I have to admire the author, Sarah Cartwright as even though I already knew from the movie who the wolf was, I found no clue of it in the story. Cartwright successfully kept the wolf's identity a secret up until the very last chapter. Which was fantastic except for one thing, the chapter wasn't there!

While I know this was done as a promotion to make people go and see the film, I still found it incredibly irritating that I had to wait and then log on to a website to read the ending.
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