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Anaconda: The Writer's Cut Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 2118 KB
  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Publisher: Balloon Foot Press (January 23, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 23, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I2ACR8S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #518,420 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Austrian-born Hans Bauer is the co-author (w/Catherine Masciola) of Fishtale, the children's adventure novel that reached #4 in the Amazon Children's Bestseller List, and was awarded the honor of the 2013 Austin Waldorf Children's Choice Award. On January 26, 2014, Hans released Anaconda: The Writer's Cut. He is also the editor of In the Beginning: Great Opening Lines From Your Favorite Books.

As a screenwriter, he is the creator of the Anaconda movie franchise and has several additional films to his credit (Titan A.E., The Flock, Highwaymen, among others).

Beyond writing, he is a creator of fine art photography and has been the subject of exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin.

Hans divides his time between Los Angeles and the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Katharine Range on January 29, 2014
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This was a good page-turner. It's fast-paced and keeps the reader in suspense. You know something's going to happen, and it's going to be scary but you don't know what or when! In my opinion it's far superior to the original B-movie, though perhaps that's comparing apples and oranges. But the point of this "writer's cut" is to bring out the writer's original ideas and to tell that story. Oddly, I developed some sympathy for the snake herself. She's terrifying yet she is as she was created, no more and no less. I especially enjoyed the segments written from the snake's point of view. The heroine of the story is compelling and smart and all the characters in the group are well developed. I could easily see them in my mind's eye.There is always a twist or turn or trial waiting in the wings. Treat yourself to a tightly-wound, fast-paced thriller and read this book.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Derrick on January 27, 2014
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I remember watching (and being terrified by) the movie Anaconda back in the 90s. Now that I am grown up, I can better appreciate the thrills and scares the movie brings.

This "writer's cut" take on the cult classic movie improves upon the version we're all familiar with, as it's the original tale conceived by the writer BEFORE movie studios got their hands on the scripts. Being a musician myself, I am all too familiar with what can happen to a true piece of art when business gets involved - it gets watered down!

This version is more robust, interesting, and incredible than the story you're probably thinking of from the movie. Hans Bauer's writing not only builds an incredible world where highly developed characters face seemingly insurmountable and deadly challenges, but it also tells parts of the story from the point of view of the slithering anaconda at times! Truly amazing.

If you like a thrilling read in general, I highly recommend this book. It isn't just for fans of the movie. However, fans of the movie will "gobble this up", much like the anaconda!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Miriam King on January 27, 2014
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This is one of those books that you can't put down, you just have to stay up until you finish reading it. I loved all the descriptions of all the the flora and fauna of South America, and all the historical details were fascinating. Hans Bauer conveys something beyond a mere thriller. Something primal, something about how insignificant and vulnerable and powerless we are as humans, which we are so completely clueless about most of the time. I loved Mike's letter to Easter. I loved how she became someone who could totally kick ass. (Full disclosure: I have never seen the movie!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By manna man on July 11, 2014
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Crisp, taut tale with a downhill pace that gathers turbo accleration as you speed-read the final chapters. This was a skillfully written piece of fiction. I never saw the movie... now I really wouldn't. It could not possibly do the book justice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dana Fredsti on July 11, 2014
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I am a huge fan of the fun and campy movie Anaconda. I was searching Amazon for the film score and was delighted when the Writer's Cut novelization popped up. Written by the same person who wrote the original screenplay, the book gives us his original vision before the inevitable changes were made. It's fun, fast-paced and fascinating, and we get a lot more character background and historical/geographical context. If that sounds boring, it's not. The author knows how to move the story along quickly, and there aren't any WTF moments (okay, seriously, in the movie one of the characters is picked off by a gravity defying snake that leaps from the river to the top of a waterfall). I also very much enjoyed comparing and contrasting the characters and action in the book to those/that in the movie, especially the way the villain was handled in both forms of media. That being said, you don't have to have seen the movie to enjoy the book. Highly recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Renae Briggs on January 28, 2014
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I love reading the original books/manuscripts that movies are derived from! There's almost always more intrigue, excitement, and substance to the story contained in the original than whatever ends up on the screen. And "Anaconda: The Writer's Cut" is no exception. Having the actual author's perspective is a real treat! Highly recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sandra L. Foster on July 17, 2014
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This book was about some young adults that decide to go on a gold hunting adventure in the Amazon. Even though some of the story seemed far-fetched, I felt it was totally believable. There was a lot to be learned about that part of Brazil and it was fascinating. However, it scared me enough to never want to go there. I liked this book. I learned a lot from it about the Amazon basin. It was a worthwhile read just for the learning factor but the story line was intense and very satisfactory. Recommended for adults.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Photoguy on July 25, 2014
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Even if you saw the movie, or I should say, especially if you saw the movie, read this book! This isn't a book written about the movie. This is a book written by the author of the screen play, written years after the movie. It is the story Bauer thought the movie should really have told. It is spell binding, exciting, and suspenseful. One of the best books I have ever read!
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