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"Serenity": Based on the Screenplay by Joss Whedon Mass Market Paperback – 5 Sep 2005


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (5 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416502882
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416502883
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 420,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Geek on 9 Nov 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
It is worth noting that by its very nature, a film tie-in is usually inferior to the film itself, practically the script turned into a novel, and usually very dependant on the reader having seen the film.

However, I was pleasantly suprised with this Serenity novel. Although it does follow essentially the same story as the film, it also adds in scenes cut from the final version of the movie and a few prelude chapters which definitely help to set up the premise of the film, which does help make the book accessible to viewers both to those who have not seen Serenity, and people who have seen it but did not see the TV series it was based on, Firefly.

The author, Keith R. A. DeCandido, does an admirable job of capturing all of the characters in the film, and is evidently a Firefly fan as there are several references to events from the TV series. He also uses the book as a chance to view events in the film from a different perspective, which makes for an interesting read.

Joss Whedon has said that Serenity is essentially Mal's story as seen through River, and several times in the novel we may see things from her eyes as she interacts with the other characters, which can add some extra depth to the story, as opposed to just repeating exactly what we see on-screen.

However, I do feel that this book is more for fans of Serenity than lovers of great literature, and to be honest seeing the film would be preferable to reading the book in order to ensure none of the major plot details are spoiled. I do think anyone who enjoyed Serenity should give it a go, although the Serenity Official Visual Companion is probably the first film related book you should consider buying, but this is also a great purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan G. Robinson on 20 Jun 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is an absolute must for fans of the show and brown coats everywhere. The author knows his subject matter, and despite the title it is far more than an adapted screenplay, throughout the story R A Condido paints a clear picture of the verse. Many references of the original Firefly are included in the story, but these are not just thrown in to bulk out the story they serve to paint a picture of the Firefly universe and all characters have their own idiosyncrasies and it is very easy to relate to the main cast.
All in all this is a very enjoyable easy read and I look forward to reading more works by this author. Be sure to snatch up a copy of this book before the alliance confiscate them "Do Ma!!!
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I'm probably a little biased being obsessed with the 'verse but I do enjoy the way the show is woven into the film's story. Well written.
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