- Mass Market Paperback: 342 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey Books (April 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345468392
- ISBN-13: 978-0345468390
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.2 x 17.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 188,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Chronicles of Riddick Mass Market Paperback – 1 Apr 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
The film is very good - good enough for me to have watched it several times - but as with all films, there are constraints. Film makers can't fit in the whole story with all its intricacies. Bits have to be skimmed over, left out, simplified. Why did Dame Vaako call Riddick a "breeder"? There's nothing to suggest that Riddick is a family man or even an absent father, is there? The reason she uses this term to describe Riddick is made clear in the book. The reason Riddick's first Necromonger adversary has a knife hilt sticking out of his back is explained. We learn a lot more about the history of the Necromongers, more about the Elementals and more about Riddick's origins. Lots of extra fascinating details that I really wanted to know. Very satisfying.
This book seriously enhances the 'Riddick Experience'. Anyone who enjoyed the film will have that enjoyment amplified by reading it. Highly recommended.
The story, for those who don't know, is set in the distant future - when humankind has migrated out across the galaxy. A crazed quasi-religious warlord is systematically travelling from one world to the next, forcibly converting entire populations - or destroying them. Only this warlord has challenged the wrong man - an on-the-run convict, called Riddick. The two opponents do battle ...
If you've seen (and enjoyed) the film, then I recommend this book. If you're new to the franchise, I don't really suggest starting with this novel. It fails to accurately convey the excitement, adventure and grandeur of the films.
I was lucky enough to finish reading the book just before seeing the film and was really happy to see that there were only minor things left out or changed which was really great and it is a really good addition to my collection. It will be interesting to see where they go next with it - I do hope there will be more of Riddick, he has such potential.
This book is by far better than the film and even though it is not a thick book, the storyline is superb and there is a lot more emphasis and elaboration on the characters as well. It is a superb read and will (hopefully) keep you captivated as it did for me when i was reading it. I would highl;y recommend this for any fan of the Riddick films you will not be disappointed.
What I also liked was the history of Necromongers and how they managed to start from one man to a legion through power and darkness. Other reviewers described the book as a good accompaniment to the film, I couldn't agree more.
I may be repeating myself but every single thing you want to know about the Chronicles Of Riddick is there.
The book Pitch Black is also very good, giving you facts about Riddick's life..
Oh and this may be out of the subject but I found Escape To Butcher Bay really hard, well done to Riddick for escaping:p
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am a big Chronicles of Riddick fan, so I purchased this pre owned book. It has more information on the Necromongor empire and the other lord marshals. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Josh Lynch
Having read several of the author's film tie-in novels i knew what to expect and this effort did not disappoint. Read morePublished on 21 Nov. 2014 by iain russell
The book is not much more than a fleshed out script for the film. I was expecting a little more back story and "meat" that wasnt shown in the film. Read morePublished on 3 April 2012 by KK20