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Caliban Cove (Resident Evil)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2005
This book was great! I don't want to spoil it for anyone but it kinda reminded me of the 'Of The Dead' film series for the fact that the zombies used weapons.
It was an overall great read and another great book from SD Perry. Not as good as the other books but this was an original novel.
It kind of confused me as events happen in this one which kind of not work in the original RE storyline but besides from that it was great.
5 S.T.A.R.S lol
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 January 2001
After reading Resident Evil book 1, I found this book far better. I found that I wasn't trying in this book to picture where I was when I was playing the first RE game ! Everything was new and anything could happen. And it does. Interesting new characters too. The only down side I feel to this book was the thought of Zombie Soldiers - love 'em or hate 'em I felt it needed more work on it. Still well worth a read though ! 4/5.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 27 July 2010
This book is the sequel to "Resident Evil: the Umbrella Conspiracy" and it is an original novel (using the same characters as in the games, but attempting to bridge the gap between Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2).

The surviving STARS members have been suspended following the Spencer Mansion incident. With many of their dead colleagues being accused of the grisly murders, and the public at large not knowing anything about the activities of Umbrella, the STARS are on their own in their search for truth and justice for themselves and their friends.

This book introduces several new characters; some which survived to the end of the book and others which meet a tragic end of their own. There are several of these new characters who "bite the big one" but I would have liked to have "lived on" and appeared in the future books, but the author had other plans. Their loss is effective because I had developed a liking for them - this empathy is a skill which many authors cannot achieve.

Though the surviving STARS appear, this book follows the youngest STARS member, Rebecca Chambers, and the new characters that S D Perry has created.

The Umbrella scientists have been working with the T-virus and appear to have managed to produce a better functioning form of zombie. The mysterious Trent sends Rebecca and new characters David Trapp (captain of the Maine STARS) and some of his trusted friends and colleagues to the Umbrella research facility at Caliban Cove. Unfortunately, wherever the T-virus is tragedy can't be far away.

This is one of those rare cases where I wish that the company, Capcom, had looked at the book and created a video game from that instead of doing a prequel with a timeline that doesn't match any of the other stories/games.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and I'm glad I added it to my growing Resident Evil collection.
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on 11 October 1998
It is a fun and exciting read. More intrigue than gore, but still a roller-coaster ride of a book and once it starts down hill it doesn't stop into a spine-tingling, nail-biting, heart-pounding finale. It helps to shine some light on some of the mysteries of the Resident Evil universe. It allows you to learn more about some of the characters. I loved this book. Another job well done by S.D. Perry...can't wait for the next two...if you don't yet have it...get it...
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on 20 October 1998
This follow up to the first was great. It wasn't as gorey as it was a mystery, but it kept me on the edge of my seat. The story takes so many winding curves that you never ever know what is going to happen. It is a major must buy on my list. It took me two days to finish it. If you want a scare, buy this book. Well, just buy it anyway.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I wasn't too sure how this book was going to turn out because it was a completely new story by Stephani Perry, but after reading it, I have to say I was really impressed.
Perry uses her slick descriptive genius yet again to create the tense atmosphere.
Having previously read the novelisations of Resident Evil 0 and 1, I found it a breath of fresh air to be able to read this book and not know what was going to happen.
This book definitely improves on the Umbrella Conspiracy as it goes into the depth of the characters background and personal life and she has cleverly brought in a feeling of sexual tension between Rebecca Chambers and another character of the story that works very well, making this book more than an average horror story.
Perry has also added some witty/dark humour to keep the reader interested/amused.
This book is better than the novelisation of resident evil 1 because Perry was no longer restricted to what she could put into it.
This book is an exciting and enjoyable read for fans of the horror genre and of the resident evil series.
However, hardcore fans may be put off by the zombies with guns!
Overall this is an excellent book and I would definitely read it again
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This book was quite good at the start, what with the attack at Barry's house but it gets a bit boring towards the end, and the thought of zombies with guns just ruins it. I don't reckon it's as good as the previous one.
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on 23 November 2000
this is a must read book and every resi fan should read it, i think the trisquads were a stunning idea and i hope there are going to be more books in the resi series like gun survivor or code veronica.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 1999
This book was great all the way through... especially if you have played the Resident Evil game... I am a fan of the games and i saw this book in the store and picked it up right away... The way it corresponds with the games is great...Even if you don't know of the games.. it is still a great book. It starts off in racoon city, shortly after the mansion incident, and advances to caliban cove and the way it uses the puzzle solving(as in the games) is great... This is one of my favorite books. A must read...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2002
As a HUGE Resident Evil fan I thought this book was great! S.D. Perry did a great job on every little detail. I've played some of the games but, reading a book about Resident Evil is so much better. I reccomend every one gets this book. The story line is great and the S.D. Perry does everything. Definetly get this book!
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