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The Chronicles of Riddick Mass Market Paperback – 1 Apr 2004

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  • 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)
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As with the books of the first three Alien films that Alan Dean Foster also wrote, I was sad to finish this book because I enjoyed it so much. How the novelisation process works I don't know - some writers just seem to add their own magic to the story while others don't. Some novelisations just tell the story the film shows without deviating. Foster's novelisations always seem to tell more and sometimes his telling is slightly different from the film. For example, in the book, Imam doesn't tell Riddick where Jack is, only that she's in a prison, so Riddick doesn't manipulate the mercs to take him to her and when he meets her again, it's unexpected. There's also a wealth of extra detail that provide several "ah, so that's what she meant, why he did that, how that situation came about ... " moments.
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.
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By S P Mead TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Aug. 2016
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This is a 'by the numbers' novelisation of the action sci-fi film "The Chronicles of Riddick". I actually enjoyed this film, although I don't think it quite reached the heights of the original "Pitch Black" movie. It was great to see anti-hero Riddick back in action ... and this novel tells the story of the film. It's reasonably well written, as Alan Dean Foster is a competent author of such tie-in books. Yet it offers nothing new, and provides no additional insight into the characters or events.

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.
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I really enjoyed Pitch Black and was wondering if this book would live up to Riddick and it certainly did. I loved the action and even the fact that Riddick really is essentially good, except to the baddies of course.
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.
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I have been watching the films avidly and was wondering if there was a book about the Chronicles of Riddick. Voila......there it was and it just had to be bought. As with most films that are watched, if there is a book about the film then it has a tendency to be a lot better than the film.

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.
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Ever since I had seen the films and played the games, I was always actually hoping for all the extra details on the gigantic world of Riddick. That's what both books did, all the details of Crematoria etc. were thouroughly explained.

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
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